UAE Green Initiative—At a recent workshop, officials from the Ras Al Khaimah Municipality discussed plans to implement new green public procurement initiatives in the city.
Meeting participants learned about the “single-use plastic no more” and “paperless” efforts that are part of Ras Al Khaimah’s Green Public Procurement program, which aims to implement sustainable procurement practices in the Emirate by 2020, in recent UAE green initiative.
Many government officials, private organizations, and media members joined His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Government of Ras Al Khaimah’s Public Service Department, for the occasion. It was signed by the heads of Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, Environment Protection and Development Authority (EPDA), Department of Finance, and RAKEZ, all in the presence of Sheikh Ahmed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, who was in the country for the signing ceremony to mark the new initiatives’ official commitment.
“Elimination of single-use plastics is a global priority as it promotes the sustainability of our resources,” EPDA Director General H.E. Dr. Saif Al Ghais remarked when introducing the “single-use plastic no more” project, in recent UAE green initiative. By actively lowering the consumption of these products in the government, as well as boosting market involvement through a range of ways,” we want to do our part.” “RAKEZ is happy to drive this effort for the Government of Ras Al Khaimah,” CEO Ramy Jallad stated of the “go paperless” plan. There is a significant opportunity for growth in the usage of electronic communication and certification, as well as more staff understanding and controls,”
When the Green Public Procurement program was launched in 2020, criteria for purchasing regularly purchased product categories such as paper and furniture, light cars, and air conditioning were introduced. Reducing consumption of goods with high environmental impact is now part of the new strategies. On the Reem website of Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, you may find the appropriate regulations.
Ras Al Khaimah Municipality Director-General Munther Mohammed bin Shekar said at the signing ceremony: “We look forward to supporting partnerships across government institutions in Ras Al Khaimah to guarantee the program accomplishes its objectives.”
The Ras Al Khaimah Energy Efficiency and Renewables Strategy 2040, which was established under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, aims to achieve 30 percent energy savings, 20 percent water savings, and 20 percent contribution of electricity from renewable sources by 2040. The UAE’s climate change mitigation efforts and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals support this plan, in recent UAE green initiative.
UAE Green Initiative: No More Single-use Plastic
New green public procurement programs in Ras Al Khaimah were unveiled Thursday during a workshop on the single-use plastic no more’ and ‘go paperless’ efforts. Ras Al Khaimah’s green public procurement initiative has helped the Emirate implement sustainable purchasing practices since 2020 when it was established, in recent UAE green initiative.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, chairman of the RAK government’s public service department, and several governments and commercial sector officials attended the ceremony.
Ras Al Khaimah Municipality’s director-general, Dr. Saif Alghais; the director-general of the Department of Finance, Youssef Alblooshi; and RAKEZ CEO Ramy Jallad, signed a contract in the presence of Sheikh Ahmed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi to support the new projects, in recent UAE green initiative.
Environmental Protection and Development Authority director-general Dr. Saif Al Ghais said that eliminating single-use plastics is a global priority because doing so increases the sustainability of our resources. By actively lowering the consumption of these products in the government, as well as boosting market involvement through a range of ways,” we want to do our part.”
CEO Ramy Jallad of RAKEZ remarked that the adoption of electronic methods of communication and certification, coupled with increased employee awareness and controls, is a crucial area of opportunity for the go-paperless campaign, in recent UAE green initiative. We aim to reduce commodities that have a significant environmental impact in the new efforts. On the Reem website of Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, you may find the appropriate regulations.
The Ras Al Khaimah Energy Efficiency and Renewables Strategy 2040, formed under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, is made possible in part by the Green Public Procurement program.
By 2040, the policy aims to achieve 30 percent energy savings, 20 percent water savings, and 20 percent renewable energy contribution. The UAE’s climate change mitigation efforts and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals support this plan, in recent UAE green initiative.
UAE Green Initiative: Technology for Sustainability
For the first time, the Abu Dhabi Environment Agency (EAD) and Borouge have teamed up to introduce BAADR. This unique smartphone application will reward residents and citizens of Abu Dhabi for completing a variety of environmental initiatives.
BAADER is the first app in the UAE to give incentives for environmental acts, with more than 20 projects to pick from, available for download for free on the Apple Play Store. Aside from cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions and food waste and the usage of single-use items, this initiative will also conserve energy and encourage consumers to reuse and recycle their existing products, in recent UAE green initiative.
As part of the Sustainable Campus Initiative, BAADR, which translates to “Initiate” in Arabic, is the newest program to be introduced by EAD and Borouge as part of their long-term relationship to create a sustainable environment for a sustainable future.
BAADR will not only promote sustainability and environmental awareness, but it will also inspire the youth and put them at the forefront of supporting the government’s drive to create a greener city that will benefit inhabitants and citizens.
Thanks to this technology, a healthy lifestyle, innovative ways to save money like printing on both sides, and supporting the local economy will all be possible.
BAADR’s seven environmental principles — Reuse, Switch, Grow, Initiate, Conserve, Join and Move — are all represented in the app, which is easy to use.
Users can reduce their water and electricity usage by switching to organic foods or going vegetarian for a day, to name a few of the duties they can take on.
BAADR will assist promote a healthier and more environmentally friendly way of living by providing opportunities for people to participate in environmental education seminars and events. People in Abu Dhabi Emirate can participate in clean-up efforts by bringing their mugs, cups, and containers when dining out.
Users who use their smartphones to snap a photo of their completed action will be rewarded with points that vary according to the assignment. The points can then be redeemed at one of nine participating vendors in Abu Dhabi who have joined forces with EAD.
The software will also play an essential part in educating the next generation about the value of protecting the environment. With the help of the Federal Youth Authority, EAD will promote the usage of the app among students of the Sustainable Campus Initiative through engaging and informative social media postings and by partnering with ADEK and the Ministry of Education.
BAADR users can take advantage of many benefits at well-known locations and businesses committed to reducing their environmental effects.
Accessible boardwalk access at Jubail Mangrove Park, mangrove tree planting activities, and a 10% discount on kayaking are just a few of the perks available to visitors to Abu Dhabi’s first self-contained educational, environmental, and recreational destination, Jubail Island.
The Green Ecostore, an online retailer of low-cost, ecologically friendly, and earth-friendly products, offers customers a 15 percent discount on a selection of items, as well as free shipping inside the United Arab Emirates.
Customers at Abu Dhabi’s ecological and ethical salon, Boho Salon, will benefit from Buy One, Get One free deal based on the number of points they accrue.
Abu Dhabi Environment Agency (EAD) has protected Abu Dhabi’s natural resources since it was created in 1996. To protect the environment and promote sustainability in mind, EAD collaborates with other organizations to develop new initiatives and routinely engages the general public to increase their understanding and safeguard the environment through a wide range of activities.