Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) and Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company (Tadweer) have partnered to launch ‘Waste to Zero’, a global initiative to advance waste decarbonization efforts.
Both parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the MOCCAE headquarters in Dubai. The MoU was signed in the presence of Mr. Mohammed Saeed Al Nuaimi, Acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Engineer Othaibah Al Qaydi, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for the Sustainable Communities Sector at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, and Engineer Ali Al Dhaheri, Tadweer MD and CEO.
The initiative seeks to enhance the UAE’s role in leading global action and contribute to international efforts to achieve the 43 percent emission reduction target by 2030.
Mr. Nuaimi stressed that this cooperation will play a significant role in strengthening the circular economy in the UAE and abroad by providing an integrated economic system that contributes to the global transition towards a green economy.
Eng. Al Dhaheri noted that “this MoU is an important step in consolidating our efforts to address climate change. Through ‘Waste to Zero’, we hope to create a platform for dialogue, raise awareness, and drive actionable solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the waste sector.”
The initiative will promote solutions aimed at the decarbonization of the waste management sector around the world by attracting investment and financing in infrastructure projects, creating employment in the sector, and reducing global dependence on natural resources.
In addition, Waste to Zero will invite the entire waste management ecosystem to raise ambition, work towards positive and tangible results, demonstrate concrete action to mitigate climate change, and align with the goals of the Paris Agreement.