Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) and Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company (Tadweer) have partnered to launch the Waste to Zero global initiative. The initiative seeks to mobilize and advance waste decarbonization efforts and establish a circular economy platform.
The initiative aims to enhance the UAE’s role in leading global action and contributing to international efforts to achieve a 43 percent emission reduction target by 2023.
The agreement was signed at MOCCAE headquarters in Dubai in the presence of Mr. Mohammed Saeed Al Nuaimi, Acting Undersecretary of MOCCAE; Engineer Othaibah Al Qaydi, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for the Sustainable Communities Sector at MOCCAE; and Mr. Ali Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and CEO of Tadweer.
Mr. Al Dhaheri commented 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. Together with our partners, MOCCAE and Roland Berger, we look forward to inspiring change and creating a more sustainable and prosperous future.”
Tadweer, under the leadership of MOCCAE and in cooperation with stakeholders, will host discussions, workshops, and awareness programs on the objectives of the circular economy and sustainable resource management.
The initiative further focuses on the challenges facing the waste management sector and its direct impact on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate change objectives.
The initiative is also aimed at enhancing 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.