Green Dubai 2008 marks a bold beginning to implement the directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, that from January 1st 2008, Dubai's on-going development must be Green. His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman- Dubai World graced the occasion.
MECSD has already developed strategies and programs to Educate and Motivate Developers, to Ensure Immediate and Dramatic Change in their approach to planning for a Sustainable Green Future, in line with His Highness's directive and the Dubai Strategic Plan 2015,
MECSD is a successful partnership, between Dubai World's Environment Health and Safety (EHS) and Pacific Control Systems LLC, and has been established to partner with Developers to achieve the objective of securing 'Green' Certification, under Recognized International regulatory Bodies.
To expand on the need for immediate and positive action, MECSD invited two Prominent Pioneers, and World Leaders in Energy Conservation and Sustainable Development, as key-note speakers:
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Stephen Marney, General Manager, MECSD said, "MECSD is delighted to receive two such distinguished Global advocates of Sustainable Development. Their knowledge of the serious impact of non-sustainable development on our planet is invaluable to helping us convey the message across our region and around the World."
He went on to say: "MECSD has established benchmarks and guidelines, based on strong and accepted international criteria, that will assist all developers to adopt sustainable practices - thus ensuring a better chance of reducing global degradation brought on by a millennia of unsustainable development".
Marney added: "This event was designed to create an immediate impact in the local and regional development marketplace