• Saeed Al Tayer: We are committed to spearheading innovative, long-term clean projects in the coming two decades, offering practical solutions to environmental challenges that align with the environmental goals specified in the government agenda.
  • Dawoud Al Hajri: In line with UAE Net Zero by 2050 strategic initiative and our  integrated waste management plans, we are implementing innovative solutions to close landfills and reduce their environmental impact by utilising the methane gas they emit.
  • Dubai Municipality and DEWA cooperate in project to generate electricity from biogases extracted from the landfill in Muhaisnah 5.

Dubai, UAE: Coinciding with the UAE hosting the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), the largest climate event in the world, Dubai Municipality and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) signed an agreement to cooperate in a project to generate electricity from biogases extracted from the landfill in Muhaisnah 5. This supports Dubai’s leading sustainability practices and supports the realisation of the UAE Net Zero Strategy 2050.

The agreement was signed by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA and HE Eng. Dawood Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, at the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority stand in the Green Zone at COP28, held at Expo City Dubai.

His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority said: "In alignment with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to advance sustainable development and enhance reliance on clean and renewable energy sources, and in pursuit of the goals set by the Conference of the Parties (COP28), the world's largest climate conference, we are dedicated to realizing the objectives outlined in the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050. Our aim is to achieve 100% energy production capacity from clean sources by 2050. Additionally, we actively contribute to the implementation of the Integrated Waste Management Strategy Roadmap 2021-2041, fostering innovation in waste management, recycling, and energy conversion. Furthermore, we are committed to executing groundbreaking, long-term clean projects over the next two decades, providing practical solutions to environmental challenges in line with the specified goals in the government agenda,".

Dubai at the forefront of sustainable cities of the future

HE Eng. Dawood Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, emphasised that the partnerships Dubai Municipality is building align with its aspiration to build a more sustainable, pioneering and liveable city.

He said: “Coinciding with the UAE hosting COP28, this strategic agreement with DEWA reflects the growing capabilities of Dubai and the UAE in clean energy as well as the circular and green economy.  The agreement is in line with our plans to develop innovative solutions to waste management, enhancing recycling, and reducing the environmental impact of waste. It will also contribute to reducing approximately 300,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually. We are confident this project will consolidate Dubai’s position as a preferred global destination to live and work as well as support the country’s net zero strategic intiative.”


This MoU is a part of Dubai Municipality’s participation in COP28 as a Strategic Pathway Partner. Representatives from more than 1,000 municipalities and cities were invited to attend COP28. Dubai Municipality is showcasing to a global audience Dubai’s and the UAE’s leading model in planning, designing, and building sustainable urban communities of the future.

About Dubai Municipality

Dubai Municipality envisions Dubai becoming a global leader in quality of life and sustainability by 2030, making the city the best place to visit, live and work. Under the vision “A Pioneering Municipality for a Global City,” Dubai Municipality is mandated to help ensure the sustainability of Dubai through effective planning and management. It is also responsible for providing pioneering municipal services that help ensure residents’ happiness and well-being. The entity is committed to supporting Dubai’s vision through its corporate values of competitiveness, proactiveness, positivity, and participation.

Dubai Municipality’s responsibilities revolve around several key areas. These include: building an attractive city with ample facilities; sustainable urban planning; sustainable building management; digitalisation; attracting talent, knowledge and material assets; sanitation and waste management; and overseeing the happiness of Dubai’s people, which includes promoting environmental protection and ensuring public health and food systems/security.

Dubai Municipality is a Strategic Pathway Partner at COP28, which is hosted by the UAE in Expo City Dubai from 30 November to 12 December 2023. The entity will have a cutting-edge, sustainable stand in the Green Zone. During the conference, Dubai Municipality will announce new commitments, projects and initiatives designed to support sustainability and climate action in Dubai as well as the UAE and globally.

For more information, please visit Dubai Municipality’s website.