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Omani pavilion at COP28 showcases Sultanate’s experiences in transitioning to clean energy


The Sultanate of Oman’s pavilion at the 28th UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) highlights its experiences in transitioning to clean energy, and its efforts aimed at boosting sustainability and addressing climate challenges.

In the Blue Zone of Expo City Dubai, specifically in an area bustling with visitors, government officials and private-sector representatives come across the Frankincense tree that adorns the entrance to the Sultanate of Oman’s pavilion.

Frankincense tree is a tree that Omanis cherish, as it is indigenous to their lands, carries economic, historical and medical significance, and symbolises sustainability.

By participating in the COP28 discussions, the Sultanate seeks to find practical and sustainable solutions to climate change through clear action strategies and policies and several initiatives in line with its strategic vision 2050, the establishment of the Oman Sustainability Centre, and the energy transition strategy, under which many renewable energy and hydrogen projects are cu
rrently being implemented.

The pavilion also reflects the government’s vision in the field of sustainability, and its strategies in terms of energy transformation, emissions reduction, carbon capture, environmental protection, and sustainable cities.

In a statement to the Emirates News Agency (WAM), Dr. Mohab Ali Al Hinai, Vice President of Sustainability and Circular Economy at Be’ah in the Sultanate of Oman, expressed his pride in seeing the UAE, a GCC country and leader in sustainability, host such an important global event, noting that GCC countries, which are oil-producing countries, have been working for some time on economic diversification through leveraging natural resources to produce new and renewable energy.

Dr. Al Hinai added that the Omani pavilion showcases the Sultanate’s experience in transitioning into a developed economy that relies on clean energy from solar, wind energy and hydrogen energy sources.

He also highlighted the Sultanate’s Vision 2040 aimed at upscaling his country’s classi
fication in the circular economy by investing in climate technologies through partnerships between government departments and the private sector.

Source: Emirates News Agency