Regional and international experts on sustainable built environments came together at the 7th Annual Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) Congress to discuss best practices and immediate strategies to transition to net zero cities within the coming decade to curb the damaging effects of carbon emissions.
Organised by EmiratesGBC, an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, the Congress was held under the theme ‘Targeting Zero: A Vision for Future Cities’.
The Congress hosted several regional and international experts who agreed that the world is currently at a point of no return, and that all stakeholders, including the public, have to take bold, immediate steps to avoid the disastrous effects of climate change.
The Congress commenced with welcome addresses by Saeed Al Abbar, Chairman of EmiratesGBC, H.E. Ahmed Muhairbi, Secretary General, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy; and Eng. Hussain Hassan Khansaheb, Director of Partnerships & Special Projects, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment.