Dubai's RTA publishes a plan to switch to emissions-free operations by 2050.
The first Middle Eastern organization to create a long-term plan for reaching net zero emission public transportation by 2050 is Bai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), which has announced the start of its "Zero-Emissions Public Transportation in Dubai 2050" strategy. The policy intends to cut carbon emissions in three crucial areas: waste management, buildings and facilities, and public transportation.
The United Arab Emirate's (UAE) efforts to prepare for COP28 and the UAE Net Zero by 2050 Strategic objective are in line with RTA's objective. In addition to designing energy-efficient buildings, obtaining electricity from renewable sources, and eliminating municipal trash, the approach intends to decarbonize cabs, limousines, and public buses.
The comprehensive approach includes partnerships with the corporate sector and ten initiatives that span several RTA areas and organizations. It will be put into place over a five-year period, with frequent evaluations and modifications to reflect evolving conditions.
The plan is in line with local, national, and international sustainability objectives like the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. Additionally, it is in line with national plans like the UAE Energy Strategy 2050, UAE Net Zero 2050 Strategic Initiative, UAE Green Agenda 2030, and UAE National Climate Change Plan 2050.