High energy bills and industrial costs. Lack of competition. Dependency on imported energy. Low energy efficiency.Impact on Climate Change
The environmental problems directly related to energy production and consumption include air pollution, climate change, water pollution, thermal pollution, and solid waste disposal. The emission of air pollutants from fossil fuel combustion is the major cause of urban air pollution.
UAE faces landfill overflow, harming land and raising greenhouse gas emissions. Authorities promote waste segregation but struggle to increase rates. Scavenging for valuable materials in hazardous waste leads to illegal disposal, posing challenges for recycling facilities.
MOCCAE are asking innovators to pitch new innovations to address waste segregation issue in the UAE to help divert waste away from landfills.Impact on Climate Change
Poor waste segregation harms ecosystems, raises pollution, emits greenhouse gases, and risks human health, worsened by climate change, plus loss of valuable resources.