DEWA organises workshop on Sustainable Development Goals

DUBAI, 12th March, 2017 (WAM) — Dubai Electricity and Water, DEWA, has organised a workshop titled, ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ in cooperation with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, CISL, an institution within the University of Cambridge.

The workshop introduced the 17 goals of sustainable development adopted by the United Nations for the year 2030, particularly with regards to sustainability and climate change. The workshop supports DEWA’s commitment to promote the Emirate’s leading global position and the national goals for a sustainable future.

It also reviewed opportunities available for DEWA to strengthen the pivotal role of Dubai and the UAE in supporting international efforts to achieve sustainable development goals, particularly in terms of energy, climate change, sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to CISL for their continuous and fruitful cooperation with DEWA in establishing global leadership models and promoting sustainability as a corporate and social culture.

“At DEWA, we are aware of importance of the UN’s sustainable development goals 2030. In line with the vision and directives of Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and our vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility, we have paved the way to adopt and contribute to achieving the sustainable development goals. This workshop reinforces our collaboration with CISL in promoting sustainability and spreading its principles among leading and supervisory professionals, including senior management, first line leadership and specialists in sustainability, as well as facilitating a smooth exchange of experiences and best practices,” said Al Tayer.

Source: Emirates News Agency