UAE eyes 50% power generation from renewables by 2050 in new clean energy target
Climate and Environment Minister announces at UN in New York that the UAE plans 50 per cent of its energy to come from renewable sources by 2050
The UAE’s Climate and Environment Minister Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi has stold world leaders at the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York that the UAE’s goal was to generate 50% of its energy from renewable sources by 2050.
The new target is significantly higher than the UAE’s target of 24% renewable energy by 2021.
The announcement came on the sidelines of the UN’s Climate Action Summit, where among the highlights was a rousing speech by climate activist Greta Thunberg calling on world leaders to not delay in taking steps to save the planet.
It also came as more people in the Middle East and North Africa believe climate change will have a dramatic impact on people’s lives compared to Western countries such as the United States, according to a new poll.