The Dubai Land Department (DLD) has launched the regional centre for resource efficient and sustainable cities for the Arab region, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), an international organisation in the environmental field.
The centre was launched following a memorandum of understanding signed between DLD and UNEP, and will serve as a regional hub for promoting, supporting and enabling the efficient use of resources in cities in the Middle East and North Africa.
The ‘Centre for Sustainable Cities’ will be located at ‘The Perfect City’ – the first specialised sustainable city in the world, Emirates 24/7 reported.
The centre will be established in accordance with Dubai and UAE laws and regulations in collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water and UNEP – as a regional hub of UNEP relevant initiatives.
Dr Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, UAE Minister of Environment and Water, said that the establishment of the center will enhance the leadership role of the UAE in the field of sustainable cities, praising the efforts made by DLD in partnership with UNEP for the establishment of this centre.