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DEWA to implement second consecutive Carbon Neutral Emissions initiative for Earth Hour 2017

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that it will implement its Carbon Neutral Emissions initiative again for this year’s Earth Hour celebration, in cooperation with the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (Dubai Carbon), as part of its commitment to environmental protection and carbon footprint reduction for generations to come, and to achieve its vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility.

DEWA organises Earth Hour celebrations, one of world’s biggest environmental initiatives to address pressing environmental problems threatening the planet, on 25 March, 2017, from 8:30-9:30pm under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai. Earth Hour. Earth Hour raises community awareness about tackling the effects of global warming and climate change, as well as preserving the environment and natural resources by switching off unnecessary lights and all other electrical devices for an hour.

 “In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the objectives of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to make Dubai a global hub of clean energy, green economy, and sustainable development, DEWA will implement, for the second consecutive year, its Carbon Neutral Emissions following last year’s successful zero-carbon Earth Hour celebrations,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and MD & CEO of DEWA.

DEWA celebrates Earth Hour annually to support global efforts to reduce carbon and greenhouse gas emissions, which have caused global warming and environmental pollution.