Speech of the Minister of Energy and Industry on Earth Hour 2019
Saturday, March 30, 2019
HE Suhail Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Industry, affirmed that thanks to the guidance of UAE’s wise leadership, UAE is committed to the implementation of the best international standards and sustainable practices to rationalize energy consumption, reduce carbon emissions and conserve natural resources to ensure their sustainability for future generations, in line with UAE Energy Strategy 2050.
The UAE Minister of Energy and Industry said that UAE’s celebration of Earth Hour, under the theme "CONNECT2EARTH", confirms UAE’s continued international environmental contributions and efforts by organizing various events in the emirates, including Earth Hour, one of the most prominent annual environmental events involving UAE’s institutions and community members.
HE the Minister of Energy noted that UAE’s celebration of this global environmental event is aimed at raising awareness among all community members, to promote rational consumer behaviour on a daily basis and to support national efforts contributing to the balance between sustainable development and the environment.
His Excellency also invited UAE community members to participate in Earth Hour events and to join millions of people around the globe in expressing their support for the planet by switching off lights and unnecessary electrical appliances on Saturday 30 March 2019 from 08:30 pm to 09:30 pm.