Dubai’s DEWA Targets Net Zero By 2050 With Circular Economy Focus

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is on a mission to lead the way in sustainability and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO of DEWA, has emphasized the organization’s commitment to supporting the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050, which aim to provide 100% of energy production from clean sources by 2050.


DEWA’s circular economy strategy is at the heart of its approach, striving to merge economic growth with a sustainability ethos. This strategy is built on five key principles: Circular Design and Use of Circular Materials, Optimized Asset Management, Value Retention and End-of-Life Treatment, Renewable Energy, Energy, and Water Efficiency, and Circular Partnerships.


Several initiatives have been implemented to achieve these goals, including improving grid and generation unit efficiencies, reducing emissions, and implementing recycling efforts. Notably, DEWA has improved electricity and water production efficiency by 37.78% in 2022 compared to 2006, resulting in a cumulative reduction of 82 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.

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As part of the Year of Sustainability in the UAE and in preparation for the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), DEWA is intensifying efforts to promote the circular economy model and its applications.

DEWA is also actively engaging its employees in sustainability initiatives through events like the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and Dubai Solar Show (DSS). These initiatives, including the use of smart recycling machines at DEWA’s offices, have contributed to a reduction in carbon emissions and an increased focus on energy efficiency.

The organization’s commitment to sustainability has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades for its efforts in environmental conservation and sustainability.

DEWA’s CEO, Al Tayer, stated, “DEWA places a high priority on supporting the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100% of the energy production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050.”

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By aligning with global sustainability initiatives and promoting the circular economy, DEWA aims to set a shining example for sustainable and eco-friendly practices in the region and beyond.

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