- In line with the UAE 2050 Net Zero Strategic Initiative
Dubai, UAE: Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), today announced it has concluded the plantation of 1,000 bamboos across its premises, in collaboration with Aakash Green (Aakash), a pioneer in the field of bio-energy production.
Ghanim Al Falasi, Senior Vice President of Corporate Services at DSO, and Ahmed Al Ali, Director at Aakash, planted the first two bamboo trees at the DSO Lake located near to the crown-shaped DSO headquarters building. In addition, DSO residents and employees of DSO-based companies joined the drive in planting the first 500 bamboos.
Emphasizing the initiative’s contribution, Ghanim Al Falasi said: “The plantation project is in line with the UAE 2050 Net Zero strategic initiative announced at Expo 2020 Dubai, a national drive to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change just recently officially announced that the UAE will host COP28 in 2023, reflecting the UAE’s status among the global community as a nation that believes climate action is an opportunity to achieve sustainable economic growth. We are keen on providing a clean community to DSO residents, workers, and visitors, while also contributing to the UAE’s strategic directives to create a bright future for generations.”
For his part, Ahmed Al Ali said: “Aakash’s aim is to transform economies while protecting our planet from the effects of climate change. The UAE has a strong record in advocating for renewable energy and committing to reducing carbon emissions through several strategic initiatives. We are delighted to join DSO on this campaign and look forward to expanding our partner base in the UAE.”
Through the campaign, DSO aims to contribute to the nation’s drive to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 as outlined in the UAE Net Zero by 2050 strategic initiative. The initiative aims to underpin dynamic economic growth alongside positive environmental impact, in line with the Principles of the 50 – to chart the strategic roadmap for the UAE’s new era of economic, political, and social growth.
Research shows that Bamboos absorb up to four times more carbon emissions and releases up to 35 percent more oxygen than any other plant.