75% of UAE citizens believe that technology can be used to address global warming
According to a survey, 5 out of 10 UAE citizens claim to routinely use recycling services.
According to a recent survey, 75% of UAE citizens believe that human action can stop global warming with the use of technology, especially since Dubai will host COP28 later this year.
The 'Environment Action in the UAE' report's findings showed that locals have already been doing their part to contribute to a positive change. About half of the survey's respondents said they regularly used recycling facilities, and another 7 out of 10 people who recycle regularly said they do so even though they don't live within a reasonable walk of such facilities.
The survey of 1,000 people throughout the UAE by YouGov and the communications firm duke+mir also found that 3 in 10 people upcycle their products and that a comparable percentage of people purchase with sustainable verified companies.
With the UAE Circular Economy Policy 2021–2031, which aims to lessen the amount of garbage that ends up in landfills, the UAE set forth a goal to recycle 75% of waste in 2018.
"Climate change is the largest issue that cities worldwide are facing. According to the report, Fatma Abdulla Ibrahim Al Khayat, an urban planning specialist at the Abu Dhabi Executive Office, "This emphasises the importance of implementing measures that reduce the impact on the environment when planning and building urban areas, encompassing even small-scale interventions like implementing effective urban recycling practises to incorporating urban greenery in streetscapes and buildings."
transit also emerged as a significant indicator of individual action in the UAE, with 25% of respondents reporting that they commute using public transit or a carpool, and another 24% reporting that they already use hybrid or electric vehicles.
Seven in ten respondents said they did not utilise any water- or electricity-saving equipment at home, and 52% of UAE residents said they believed climate change was unavoidable. These results were among other areas of concern highlighted by the poll.