ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, March 29th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
The Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters (GHQ) participated in the annual Earth Hour 2015 event by shutting their lights off at 8:30 pm for an hour. The interaction with the event comes as part of the global campaign that aims to raise awareness about global warming, energy rationalization, and environmental protection.
The participation of the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ was an implementation of the directives from Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, in cooperation with the Environment Friends Society (EFS). The participation was also a reflection of the belief that preserving the environment is an essential quest.
Major General Khalil Dawood Badran, Chairman of the Green Applications Higher Committee in the Ministry of Interior, stressed that in line with the directions of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ was keen to participate in the event. He noted that the participation embodies the desire of the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ to apply the best green practices, to preserve the environment, and to prevent pollution. He said that the participation is also in line with the keenness of the UAE government to develop country-wide environmental practices in order to preserve natural resources and support sustainability for future generations. He referred to the fact that the Abu Dhabi Police have adopted a series of mechanisms and policies related to rationalizing the consumption of water, electricity, fuel, and paper usage.
He added: “This participation highlights the leading role of the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ as a distinguished governmental entity that sets an example for other governmental institutes, especially in relation to social and environmental responsibilities.”
He explained that the institutionalization of work in this field began at the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ level in 2009 with the adoption of the Environmental Excellence Charter, which is concerned with preserving the natural environment, and in ensuring a healthy working environment for employees and customers of the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ. He noted that in conjunction with the efforts of the Abu Dhabi Police to adopt an environmental policy; the environment and green applications strategy was set in implementation of the methodology of setting the strategic plan and in following-up its implementation.
Major General Badran concluded that the Abu Dhabi Police are working towards catalyzing and encouraging the general directorates at the GHQ to adopt the best environmental solutions and green applications in order to maintain a sustainable environment that will raise the quality of life in the UAE.
In line with the UAE 2021 Vision, Badran said that the GHQ is keen to adopt policies and green application practices in order to enhance the environmental performance of the UAE, and to achieve the goals of the UAE’s National Strategy for Green Growth.
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