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In turn, Dubai took great steps to remedy this and has continued to do so over a decade later.
In the decade since, the city has been dotted with gleaming driverless metro trains that run along the linear city, carrying about as many people as those cars on that 12-lane thoroughfare, and often faster thereby reducing congestion on the roads and emissions.
In addition, Dubai’s ‘Green Economy’ ambitions are fast turning the Emirate into an investment hub for foreign companies that have equally ambitious expansion plans. It is also proving to be the perfect ground for start-ups to explore business opportunities in the green energy space. Owing to Dubai’s strong focus on leading the green path, international investors are showing immense interest in projects supported by the Dubai Government. It is just a matter of time that Dubai’s green technology sector will witness one of the most rapid growth rates.
To this end, in the decade since, the city has been dotted with gleaming driverless metro trains that run along the linear city, carrying about as many people as those cars on that 12-lane thoroughfare, and often faster thereby reducing congestion on the roads and emissions.
Dubai has also established the Dubai Green Zone with an aim of attracting innovative alternate energy companies. Private joint stock company, Dubai Carbon is instrumental in enabling greener economy and transforming Dubai into the most sought-after destination for clean energy investors.
On this end, Dubai Government has poured in billions of dollars for new housing developments such as the Sustainable City, which recycles its water and waste, and produces more energy than it consumes with over 400 villas and 10 solar panels
In 2016, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Future Foundation had launched Dubai Future Accelerators – a platform to facilitate partnerships between entrepreneurs, private sector organizations and government entities to work on pre-specified challenges, and to imagine, design and co-create the future. The initiative has helped find and elevate innovators such as Solavio Labs who designed a bot that increases the efficiency of solar panels.
Already in progress is Dubai’s giant solar power plant; the plant is cited to be a producer of some of the cleanest, cheapest electricity in the world.
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