Abu Dhabi, May 8 (BNA): Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Yasser bin Ibrahim Humaidan affirmed that the Kingdom, under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, is interested in reducing carbon emissions by taking the necessary procedures and measures. Initiatives as part of its commitment to achieving zero carbon neutrality by 2060.
This interest is reflected in the projects implemented by the government, headed by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, in addition to the Kingdom’s keenness to activate international agreements related to achieving sustainable development, as well as its commitment to its role in the international community, and interest in issues related to addressing to climate change.
The minister’s remarks came during his participation in the second edition of the World Utilities Conference, which is being held in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. May 8-10.
The minister praised the distinguished efforts made by the UAE in hosting and organizing the international event, praising the role played by the UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, for making it a success.
Yasser bin Ibrahim Humaidan also participated in a session entitled “Promoting Ambition on the Road to COP 28 and Beyond”, along with a number of energy ministers from the UAE, Egypt and Romania to discuss regional and national commitments to reduce emissions ahead of the COP 28 climate conference.
He stressed the importance of intensifying cooperation between different countries in order to achieve common goals of protecting the planet, and achieving sustainability in line with international agreements, taking into account the progress of developing countries.
He pointed out that Bahrain places the future of energy, resource development and sustainability among its national priorities, adding that work is underway to develop infrastructure and prepare programs and strategies at the national level to achieve the desired goals of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national renewable energy. Action Plan (NREAP) and National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (NEEAP).