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UAE Port Operator, DP World, Reduces Carbon Footprint through Renewable Energy Implementation


Nov 21, 2023

DP World has received over 200,000 International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs) from DEWA in the current year. These certificates represent 1 megawatt-hour of electricity generated from renewable sources, ensuring that the electricity consumed by DP World is renewable. The I-RECs produced by DEWA are generated at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park and power DP World’s operations in the UAE, including Jebel Ali Port, Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), and Drydocks World. These operations are now entirely powered by renewables, putting DP World ahead of the UAE’s target to reduce carbon emissions by 42% by 2030.

DP World’s Group Sustainability Officer, Maha AlQattan, expressed the company’s commitment to supporting the global climate change agenda through investments in zero-carbon technology and responsible business practices. The company has a core focus on decarbonization and has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2040 and net zero by 2050, aligning with the UAE’s 2050 net zero initiative.

Last year at COP 27, DP World announced its participation in the Green Shipping Challenge and pledged to invest up to $500 million to reduce CO2 emissions by nearly 700,00 tonnes over the next five years. This investment will help DP World achieve its goal of becoming a leader in sustainable shipping practices while contributing towards global efforts to mitigate climate change.

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