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DP World cuts carbon emissions in the UAE with renewable energy

Photo: DP World Jebel Ali Port - DP World
DP World has cuts carbon emissions from its UAE operations by nearly 50% this year by accessing renewably produced power from the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).

DEWA has issued more than 200,000 International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs) to DP World so far this year. These guarantee that the electricity consumed is generated from renewable sources, with each equivalent to 1 megawatt-hour of electricity.

I-RECs from DEWA are generated by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. These power DP World’s UAE operations which include Jebel Ali Port, Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) and Drydocks World.

Today, these are all 100% powered by renewables. The switch this year puts DP World well ahead of the UAE’s country wide target to reduce carbon emissions by 42% by 2030.

"We are committed to supporting and progressing the global climate change agenda, by investing in zero carbon technology, implementing responsible business practices, and working with the right partners to achieve this,” said Maha AlQattan, DP World’s Group Sustainability Officer, 

Decarbonisation is a core focus for DP World and the business has already committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2040 and net zero by 2050, in line with the UAE’s 2050 net zero initiative.

At COP 27 last year, DP World announced that it had joined the Green Shipping Challenge and committed to investing up to $500 million to cut CO2 emissions by nearly 700,000 tonnes over the next five years.