Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched its annual Ramadan awareness campaign to raise awareness about conservation and having a sustainable and responsible lifestyle. This supports Islamic values that encourage moderation and reducing waste.
During the campaign, DEWA has organised a series of virtual and physical awareness lectures to encourage the community to contribute to sustainable development, protecting the environment, and reducing emissions, focusing on senior citizens, People of Determination, Qur’an recital centres, participants of the Ramadan Aman campaign, sport club members, orphans, and recent converts.
It has also organised several virtual events, competitions and internal lectures in Arabic and English, about the values of Ramadan.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said,
"We strive to promote a culture of conservation and sustainability and urge society to conserve electricity and water consumption and reduce the carbon footprint, to make Dubai a global hub for clean energy and green economy. This supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100 percent of the total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050."
"Electricity and water are great blessings. I call upon every citizen of this nation to use these blessings responsibly and consciously, and to use them to serve man and society, without harming the environment, especially in the month of philanthropy, compassion, and giving,".
For her part, Khawla Al Mehairi, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Government Communications at DEWA, said,
"In light of the increasing importance of sustainability at the global level, there is an urgent need to change the behaviour of individuals and reduce their carbon footprint, and to highlight the link between environmental quality, air, water and soil quality, human health and thus the quality of life as a whole. DEWA’s conservation initiatives and programmes resulted in significant cumulative savings among the target groups between 2012 and 2021, amounting to 2.2 TWh of electricity and 5.6 billion gallons of water, equivalent to savings of AED1.2 billion, and reducing 1.1 million tonnes of carbon emissions."
News Source: Emirates News Agency