Middle East Green Infrastructures :
Middle Eastern nations have contributed immensely to carbon emissions and climate change. In the past couple of years, climate change has caused severe problems in the middle east region. The middle east nations will run out of freshwater within the next 50 years, while temperatures in war-torn Iraq are rising two to seven times faster than the world average.
Several regional governments have begun embracing and launching green tech initiatives, especially green infrastructure. Green infrastructures comprise a wide variety of activities with a strong emphasis on energy, water, land management, green spaces, smart technology, and sustainable, long-lasting construction materials.
Below we will go over some of the numerous green infrastructures and initiatives companies and governments across the region launched in recent years.
Green Infrastructure in the Middle East
Investors from all over the globe are pouring money into sustainable projects in the middle east due to their plentiful and affordable renewable energy sources. Some of these projects are listed below.
1. Masdar City, United Arab Emirates
Masdar City in the United Arab Emirates is a well-known example of an ambitious living development with a daring ambition for sustainable urban infrastructure. Masdar oversees the project. Masdar is a division of Mubadala Development Company and a leader in renewable energy in Abu Dhabi. Masdar has created a “green print” demonstrating the three pillars of sustainability—social, economic, and environmental—to take a radical new approach to creating the cities of the future. Additionally, it is a hub for many clean technology firms.
Buildings in this city require up to 40% less energy and water than other types of structures do. The energy they need is generated by solar panels installed on roofs around the city and their photovoltaic plant.
2. Esol Education
The 100% renewable energy-powered Fairgreen International School, founded by Esol Education, saves over $43,000 a month on energy expenditures. The campus, situated in Dubai’s Sustainable City, recycles all its water for agricultural use. The school’s goal is to provide a world-class education that values sustainability in all of its manifestations.
3. Sustainable City by Diamond Developers
The Sustainable City by Diamond Developers, which gained 98% occupancy within two years of construction, is the first fully operating sustainable community in the Middle East. Owners get distinctive and very alluring advantages from Dubai’s Sustainable City. It shows that maintaining environmental requirements while providing upscale living is feasible. Solar panels installed on city buildings and rooftops will help the city produce a large portion of its power. Ten temperature-controlled bio-domes are located throughout the city. Additionally, the city has a program called MyHive. MyHive is a program that encourages people to adopt hives and raises awareness of the value of bees in the environment.
4. Veolia waste-to-energy Facility
In Saudi Arabia’s Jubail Industrial City, Veolia’s waste-to-energy facility began building in January 2020. Veolia develops affordable, ecologically friendly solutions that use anaerobic digestion and biogas, landfill gas, biomass, and fuel blending to turn waste streams into energy.
Green infrastructures are becoming a popular concept in the middle east. The shift to implementing and launching green infrastructures is important to prevent further damage to the region and the world.