Dubai Aims to Become World's Most Sustainable City in Time for Expo 2020 - News - Greensource Magazine

Last Tuesday officials from Dubai declared they would transform the city into one of the most sustainable municipalities in the world by 2020. Although Dubai has expressed the aspiration before, namely as part of an initiative to expand parkland, this latest statement incorporates multiple kinds of environmental performance: Speaking locally at an event sponsored by the Dubai Chamber, city directors Hussain Nasser Lootah and Mohammad Mashroom laid out strategies for increasing solar production, capturing energy from waste, and mandating more rigorous green building. Courtesy Dubai Expo 2020 ----- Advertising ----- Dubai’s first photovoltaic plant went online in late October, and the 13-megawatt facility will expand to 1,000 megawatts by 2030. A new version of the Dubai Green Building Code rolls out in early 2014, as well. Tuesday’s announcement lent both dimension and urge...

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