The Speech of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry on Earth Hour 2019
Saturday, March 30, 2019
HE Dr, Matar Hamed Al Neyadi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry, said that celebrating the Earth Hour is an important occasion to remind us of the importance of concerted efforts to enhance national and international efforts to rationalize the consumption of energy resources, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions and instilling the values of rationalization among the various groups of society, especially the future generation. The sustainability of our natural resources is necessary to promote the prosperity of our society, the national economy, the quality of life and the preservation of the environment. These efforts are part of the heritage of the UAE in the protection and conservation of the environment, which was highly focused on by the late sheikh and father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan, may his soul rest in peace.
H.E the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry stressed on the commitment of the UAE to support efforts to preserve our planet and contribute to the international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
He added that the Ministry of Energy and Industry seeks to achieve an integrated system of sustainability through the policies and strategies launched by the UAE, including the National Energy Strategy 2050, the UAE Water Strategy 2036, the UAE 2021 Vision, and its National Agenda Indicators and the UAE Green Development Strategy.
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry called on the public to interact with Earth Hour activities, and participate with the millions of persons around the world in expressing their support for the planet through the extinguishing of lights and unnecessary electrical appliances on Saturday 30 March 2019 from 08:30 to 09:30.