UAE calls for technologies for efficient energy
May 11, 2007 - 5:59:49 PM

New York, May 11 - The United Arab Emirates - Friday called upon the international community to evolve a strategy for environment and energy which will also address the issues of poverty and sustainable development, WAM news agency reported.

'The UAE calls for further efforts and support to the international partnership in order to confront the environment and development challenges in the world,' Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al-Kindi, UAE minister of environment and water, told a round table conference on energy and environment.

He was leading the UAE delegation to the 15th session of the Committee on Sustainable Development - here.

Elaborating on the UAE government's recently announced strategy aiming to achieve sustainable development in all sectors, Al-Kindi said 'the infrastructure sector plays an essential role in such strategy where it focuses on increasing energy efficiency in business projects and defines the most effective ways for energy consumption.'

He urged the international community to explore the underlying issues such as poverty, armed conflicts, foreign occupation and arms race.

The minister pointed out the importance of 'developing and promoting the use of technologies for efficient energy', as well as 'developing a system to support researches on clean fissile energy and creating new effective technologies to reduce the green house gases through the use of reabsorbing and injecting techniques.'

UAE ratified a law on unified industrial system for GCC countries to develop and promote industry in the Gulf countries. In February 2007, the UAE hosted the world summit on Sustainable Energy Resources in Arid Regions and it is preparing to host the first World Summit on Energy for the Future in January 2008.

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