Tackling Climate Change

Around the World, we are witnessing unprecedented changes in our environment. Average temperatures are increasing, with the oceans getting warmer and the Earth’s ice caps shrinking. Some areas are seeing devastating drought, while others are experiencing rising sea levels and increasingly extreme and unpredictable weather patterns.

At the same time, the human population is exploding. Cities are growing spatially at twice their population growth rates. With this growth, comes an increase in energy demand. More and more of our world is being powered by electricity - our transport, our homes and industry.

We need solutions that allow us to continue living our lives, growing and improving, without increasing global temperatures and causing irreversible damage.

The UAE is meeting this challenge head on and ushering in a new era of clean electricity. By investing in both clean baseload energy sources such as nuclear, alongside renewables, our nation is delivering an energy portfolio that will continue to meet electricity demand to power our modern lives while cutting carbon emissions. This takes us one step closer to meeting our international commitments for emissions reductions under the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant will deliver up to 25% of the UAE’s electricity with zero emissions. These 5,600 MW of clean electricity are enough to power 574,000 UAE households for a whole year. It is a successful case study in demonstrating how nuclear energy is an essential component of the clean energy mix, which can be delivered to the highest standards of nuclear safety and quality using rigorous project management.

Clean electricity from sources such as the Barakah Plant are the solution to solve climate change, making it a positive success story that has the potential to inspire further shifts to achieve a clean and sustainable future. It will prevent the release of 22.4 million tons of carbon emissions annually, the same amount as 350 million trees would absorb over 10 years. The Plant also bridges to other clean energy technologies such as clean hydrogen.

The UAE envisions a cleaner, brighter future for its people. With clean and abundant electricity powering our Nation, we are supporting healthy and happy communities and protecting our precious and unique ecosystems.