ESG Today writes that RTA officials claim a 10 million-ton carbon footprint reduction, with a financial positive impact of around 900 million USD, should the measures be applied successfully.
Besides public transport, the city administration also pursues net-zero buildings and facilities and a sustainable waste management system. This means that future taxis, buses and even limousines will be electric solutions, while future and existing buildings will consume close to nothing from the public grid. Regarding waste management, the Dubai administration plans to send no more waste to landfills.
In more detailed plans, officials stated that 10% of the existing fleet of buses will be battery or hydrogen electric by the next decade, 40% by 2040 and by mid-decade, all buses will have no pipeline emissions. At the same time, 74% of the buildings will be upgraded to solar power by 2030, with the rest getting the same treatment by 2045.
Additionally, there are plans to reuse and recycle all municipal waste by 2030, as well as using 40% recycled water in all buildings and facilities by 2050.