Expo City Dubai just revealed its decarbonization plan for 2030, 2040 and 2050, only weeks before hosting the COP28 climate summit.
Expo City Dubai is on a mission to reach net zero emissions by mid-century, and to achieve this, the mini-city has broken down the pathway into shorter-term goals for the end of this decade and for 2040.
Dubai’s future-centric city is thus raising the bar for new urban centers, while also playing its part in the broader UAE’s strategy to also reach net zero by 2050.
To do this, the Expo City will focus its efforts on slashing the amount of its operational carbon dioxide emissions, which, according to the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Inventories (GPC), must occur before any offset purchases are made.
Hence, as part of its steps to reduce emissions, the mini-city will aim to reduce embodied carbon in construction materials and other elements of the built environment.
Matt Brown, Chief of Sustainability at Expo City Dubai, emphasized on the city’s dedication to sustainability and making a strong ‘social, environmental and economic impact.’
“Taking care of our planet and each other is embedded in our culture. As our city grows, we will engage every tenant, resident and visitor in our journey, exploring synergies and new opportunities and maximising prospective benefits.
We look forward to sharing key learnings and achievements along the way – reinforcing Expo City’s role as a responsible member of, and contributor to, the UAE and global community, as hosts of COP28 and beyond,” Brown said.