In cooperation with the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence, DCCE, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has launched the Carbon Neutral initiative to neutralise all carbon emissions during Earth Hour.
This will be achieved by adopting the Clean Development Mechanism, CDM, across all DEWA projects based on the Kyoto protocol, which is directly linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Earth Hour in Dubai is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, and will take place on 19th March, 2016. The event is organised by DEWA in partnership with the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and the Emirates Wildlife Society, EWS, in association with the World Wide Fund for Nature, WWF, and in cooperation with Dubai Properties Group.
DEWA aims to reduce carbon emissions by scheduling the event to take place during the time period in which people would usually be travelling in carbon-emitting vehicles, such as planes or cars, resulting in a zero-carbon emissions.