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Sharjah Commits to Greener Environment

Sharjah is intensifying its drive to fulfill developmental and environmental projects, crafting solutions for sustainable cities that fuel eco-friendly economic growth, foster green investments, and cultivate a pristine, healthful environment in harmony with sustainable development principles.

The “Sharjah Sustainable City” initiative embodies the UAE’s aspiration for climate neutrality and carbon emission reduction by 2050, positioning the UAE as the Middle East and North Africa’s inaugural nation to realize climate neutrality.

Aligned with the emirate’s ecological and developmental ethos, the vision of “Sharjah Sustainable City” tackles climate change hurdles by harmonizing urban expansion with ecological considerations. It seeks to “re-engineer” modern urban centers to heighten residents’ quality of life, secure the well-being of future generations, and balance growth with environmental equilibrium.

Developed in partnership between the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and Diamond Developers, the project adheres to globally recognized social, environmental, and economic sustainability benchmarks.

It is a world-class mixed-use residential enclave noted for energy-efficient structures and infrastructure. The city operates on renewable energy harnessed from solar panels built with sustainable materials and advanced thermal designs, targeting a 50% reduction in utility expenses for residents.

Positioned as a carbon emissions-reduced environment, Sharjah Sustainable City ensures wastewater treatment for green space irrigation and maximizes waste recycling to minimize landfill usage.

An innovative initiative in the region, it champions self-sufficiency, cultivating chemical-free vegetable production, endorsing healthy practices, and encouraging clean transportation, aiming to establish a holistic, sustainable society.

Embracing the United Nations’ holistic sustainable development goals, Sharjah Sustainable City crafts an eco-friendly lifestyle, fostering research and practical learning across various sustainability domains.

The city encompasses 7.2 million square feet in the Rahmaniyah area, featuring 1,250 sustainable villas across four phases.

Equipped to support electric vehicles and health-conscious modes of transport, it offers modern amenities like malls, parks, gyms, swimming pools, cycling paths, and greenhouses producing chemical-free vegetables.

In line with national initiatives linking water, food, and energy, the project bolsters food security and resource management.

Sustainable city models worldwide have demonstrated their capacity to generate lasting job opportunities, foster social inclusivity, deliver quality education, and pave the way for balanced economic and social growth while preserving the ecosystem.

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