Dubai: Dubai Municipality and Dulsco Group, a leader in environmental solutions, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to manage the waste generated during the COP28 conference.
The partnership, which was formalized through the MoU, is part of a broader strategy to bolster sustainable waste management and facilitate Dubai’s shift towards a circular economy to achieve UAE Net Zero by 2050 strategy initiative.
The MoU focuses on all aspects of waste collection and transportation for COP28, with the goal of diverting 90 percent of waste collected under the partnership away from landfill.
Dawoud Al Hajri, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, stated that, “This partnership exemplifies the powerful potential of collaboration between the public and private sectors, which is critical to building a sustainable economy that aligns with the UAE’s broader objectives. It represents our strategy to facilitate the funding and effective implementation of sustainable infrastructure projects, in line with the vision of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai. Our partnership with Dulsco Group reflects our ongoing commitment to enhancing sustainability in Dubai. By using waste as a source of energy, we are supporting the country’s net-zero targets by 2050.”
Under the agreement, Dubai Municipality and Dulsco Group will adopt a coordinated approach that includes the effective collection, transportation, and conversion of waste generated at COP28.
Mr. David Stockton, CEO of Dulsco Group, remarked that, “This strategic partnership with Dubai Municipality marks a significant milestone in our unwavering commitment to supporting the UAE Net Zero by 2050 strategic initiative. With a deep-rooted dedication to environmental solutions and a longstanding partnership with Dubai Municipality, this collaboration seamlessly aligns with our ongoing circular economy journey. Through the implementation of a comprehensive and sustainable waste management strategy, we will be managing the waste journey for each stream through sustainable and dedicated logistics.”
The MoU signing is part of a series of agreements and initiatives that Dubai Municipality is announcing at COP28 in its role as a Strategic Pathway Partner.
“We will work with a number of treatment facilities including Dulsco Environment’s Material Recovery Facility as well as utilise Dubai Municipality’s waste-to-energy plant and on-site organic waste composters to maximise waste diversion from landfill. This transformative initiative not only showcases our shared commitment to environmental stewardship but also highlights our collective dedication to innovation and sustainability, paving the way for a greener and more resilient future,” Mr. Stockton added.