World Energy Day– is an initiative endorsed by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, along with representatives of 54 countries, in addition to the United Nations, Arab League and African Union Commission, who consented to make it a yearly celebration through the "Dubai Declaration - Energy for All" on 22 October 2012.
World Energy Day aims to raise awareness on the importance of saving our natural resources, for sustainability, conservation, climate change, carbon emission reduction, and environmental protection. All these contribute to increasing energy efficiency and sustainability.
What does the logo of the World Energy Day refer to?
The logo includes 6 main factors to ensure energy access for all. These are Oil Resources; Saving Fossil Fuel for Future Generations, Electricity; Energy Conservation, Environment; Green Economy for Sustainable Development, Water Resources; Rational Consumption for Water Resources, Carbon Footprint; A Green Step for a Sustainable Tomorrow, and Solar Energy; Increasing the Use of Renewable Energy.
What are the objectives of the World Energy Day?
Ensuring the affordability of a safe and sustainable energy for everyone. By identifying the need for developing national policies to reflect a shared global energy perspective. The objectives also include strengthening policies relevant to implementing and developing mechanisms and frameworks to exchange experience between different countries around the world. This includes promoting the development of human resources to pursue the common good of all everyone, by continuing the rational use of fossil fuels in the global economy while accelerating the process of the transformation to safer, and appropriate renewable energy sources.
Your Action Counts. Act Now.
This year’s theme ‘Your efforts Count. Act Now’, aims to raise awareness on positive and sustainable practices; which contribute to reducing the use of electricity and water consumption and pledging to continue this reduced use. It is our commitment to change that brings about a positive effect on building a sustainable society, and a green future – for generations to come.
Make every day, World Energy Day – let’s unite our efforts to protect the planet. Together we can make a positive impact.