SCDTA launches afforestation initiative to lower carbon emissions
As part of its commitment to support environmental issues and promote afforestation, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority planted 100 trees on Saturday as part of an awareness campaign in the Al Muntather area. The planting was done in partnership and attendance of 100 representatives from Sharjah's Environment and Protected Areas Authority and the UIM F1H2O World Championship, in solidarity with UIM’s global reforestation programme. Commenting on the initiative, Khalid Jasim Al Midfa stressed that SCDTA's keenness to support environmental initiatives stems from the notion that tourism and the environment are inseparable, adding that tourism relies on environmental elements to attract tourists. He added: "The environmental awareness initiative during the Sharjah World Championship Week is part of our mission to strengthen ecotourism, especially in light of the growing global awareness of the importance of preserving the environment and frightening climate change and lowering carbon emissions. Therefore, and in cooperation with our partners, our initiative is aimed at increasing afforestation, which helps decrease air pollution, enhances the quality of life, and supports the efforts to promote outdoor activities in green places, which falls in line with the ongoing quests to promote conscious and sustainable tourism.