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Emirates Green Building Council joins UN initiative

August 2014

EMIRATES Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by promoting green building practices, has been formally accepted as a participant of the United Nations Global Compact, a strategic policy initiative that aligns the operations of members with 10 universally accepted principles including environmental sustainability.

EmiratesGBC is currently one of only two Business Association participants of the UN Global Compact from the UAE, which has more than 50 participants including the city of Dubai.

EmiratesGBC chairman Saeed Al Abbar said: “Through our participation, we can support our stakeholders in the building industry supply chain to further adapt global best practices to conserve our natural resources and promote environmental sustainability. The move will further lend momentum to our activities to promote green building practices, as it opens an array of resources including the UN’s knowledge and experience with sustainability, in addition to providing opportunities for an exchange of information with global experts.”

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