posted on 16/06/2012: 628 views
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 15 June 2012 - This summer, as the world comes together for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 20 years after the original Earth Summit, the United Arab Emirates is proud to illustrate just how quickly the UAE has evolved toward sustainability since its own inception 40 years ago. On June 13 at Athletes' Park, the country unveils its UAE pavilion, an interactive means for conference attendees and visitors to experience the UAE's vision for a green economy and commitment to sustainable development for all.
"Through the incubation of advanced clean technologies, cross-border economic investments and critical development around the world, the UAE is making real-world progress toward a more sustainable future," said Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, UAE Minister of Foreign Trade and head of the UAE delegation. "Innovation must extend beyond our borders. We believe in sharing our knowledge, promoting technology access, and encouraging partnerships to realize solutions."
The 500 square meter pavilion replicates a traditional Arabic fort, with a modern twist. Explore the pavilion virtually on the website www.uaerioplus20.ae Visitors are able to experience the UAE's transformation toward sustainable development through an interactive timeline and touch-screens showcasing the country's achievements, initiatives and vision of a sustainable future.
"Sustainable energy and the exchange of knowledge among like-minded countries are the catalysts for economic growth and equitable development. said Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and Special Envoy for Energy and Climate Change. "Through intellectual and financial investments, such as our cutting-edge solar deployment at the Torresol Energy projects in Spain and our leadership in IRENA's Global Solar and Wind Atlas, the UAE is supporting international technology transfer for greater economic development and clean energy advancement". – Emirates News Agency, WAM
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