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Developing zero-carbon tech can deliver COP26 targets — Dubai Industries and Exports chief

By JT - Nov 23,2021 - Last updated at Nov 23,2021

DUBAI — Developing zero-carbon technologies is a global priority for the global manufacturing and industrial sector if nations are to begin repairing the planet from the impact of climate change, according to Saed Al Awadi, CEO of Dubai Industries and Exports.

Awadi delivered these opening remarks as the fourth edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (#GMIS2021) officially got underway at the Dubai Exhibition Centre at Expo 2020 Dubai, according to a GMIS statement.

Addressing an audience of leading industry and manufacturing leaders, Awadi said: “At COP26 we saw that developing zero-carbon tech is vital for the manufacturing sector. The sector must be part of delivering the targets set out in Glasgow.”

Awadi pointed out that the UAE’s industrial and manufacturing sector is successfully tackling the challenge of helping the country reach net zero emissions by 2030, which he said can only be further driven by building a world-class manufacturing sector underpinned by advanced technologies and Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) solutions.

He went on to outline a three-part process for enhancing the performance and efficiency of the sector, saying: “First, we must embrace automation and big data – the tools of the Fourth, and later this decade, the Fifth Industrial Revolution.

“Second, we must develop zero-carbon tech in the industrial sector. And third, we must engage more women and young entrepreneurs in the sector.  They can drive an innovation-first mindset,” he added.


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