Leading provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions, DP World, will collaborate with the COP28 Presidency as a Principal Pathway Partner to promote more immediate climate action. This involves using DP World’s size and power to convene the larger business community and create lasting, long-term solutions that advance the global climate agenda.
In addition, DP World will showcase new technologies and solutions and exchange ideas for mitigating and building resilience against climate change, driving the energy transition, and promoting environmental stewardship while ensuring global trade flow.
Collaboration with COP28 and Climate Change
Chairman and CEO of DP World Group-Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem stated that they are honored to announce their relationship with the COP28 Presidency. They recognize the environmental impact of their operations as a major player in the global logistics business.
DP World Group Chief Sustainability Officer Maha AlQattan stressed the importance of their collaboration with the UN climate change conference and other industry partners in addressing climate change and supporting sustainable global trade. She also talked about how important it is to work together to change sectors, open new possibilities, and plot a course toward a more resilient, net-zero future.
AlQattan further added that sustainability was key to all of their business decisions, with the goal of influencing societal and economic reform for future generations through commerce. She added that their work with COP28 and their clear path to net-zero emissions aims to connect innovation with duty by using logistics to make positive changes on a global scale.
Decarbonization is one of DP World’s main goals, and the company has already made a commitment to reach carbon neutrality by 2040. In addition, they hope to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, aligning with the UNFCCC’s Race to Zero effort and the UAE’s 2050 net zero plan.
DP World declared its participation in the Green Shipping Challenge and its intention to contribute up to $500 million to reduce CO2 emissions by roughly 700,000 tonnes over the following five years during COP27 last year.
The company has also joined the UN Global Compact’s Think Lab on Just Transition and formed a strategic collaboration with the Maersk McKinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping.
The company also pioneered the use of biofuels, electrified many of its operations across the 75 countries it operates in, and continued to research additional cutting-edge alternatives, such as carbon-neutral synthetic natural gas, to minimize its carbon emissions.
The company recently stated that it was able to reduce global carbon emissions by 5% in 2022 while reducing energy use by 4%.
DP World’s major position as a “Principal Pathway Partner” for the COP28 UN Climate Change Conference demonstrates its commitment to timely climate action and sustainable global trade. Their commitment to exhibiting new solutions and promoting collaboration with industry partners underlines their role in generating good change.