Comment of Mr. Ivano Iannelli, CEO of Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE) following Earth Day Celebrations in the UAE
“The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has always been at the forefront to educate citizens across the country to practice and support sustainable initiatives, and the Earth Day activities this year were a testament of the country’s commitment to its efforts.
It was inspiring to witness the contributions made by the public and private sector on this important occasion, and some of the contributions can also be termed as best practices, which will serve as a benchmark for countries around the world.
The launch of sustainable initiatives, contributions and several other activities indicate the UAE’s determination to live life in better harmony with nature. This is not only commendable, but also evidence of the future focused vision of the UAE’s leadership to improve the community’s awareness that will safeguard the environment and educate the public.
Once again, the UAE has shown the power of collaboration, with the private and public sector working together to adopt sustainable and lasting solutions to address the challenges of tomorrow. It is indeed inspiring to see the collective efforts of the UAE come together to help reduce the impact of climate change.
As we all know, Earth Day is a global celebration of solidarity for the planet, and given the fragile state of our planet I’d say, we make every day Earth Day. From here on out, we need to shake off the apathy and embrace sustainable habits that help reduce waste and make the Earth greener. Let us all strive to create awareness and implement actions which will not only reduce the negative impact on the environment, but also underline the important role community members can play to reduce carbon footprint and conserve energy.
Just like small drops make an ocean, small individual efforts when taken together can create a huge impact for the planet. So, let’s all pledge to continue our sustainable efforts and make the Earth a cleaner and greener place.