Amman, A paper, presented at the 51st Ordinary Meeting of Specialized Arab Federations, recently held in Cairo, recommended to benefit from Jordan’s know-how and expertise of renewable energy and energy-efficient building codes by the rest of the Arab countries.
The paper, presented by Secretary General of the Arab Renewable Energy Commission (AREC) Mohamed Ta’ani, urged the Arab countries to endorse the Pan-Arab Renewable Energy Strategy, which aims at achieving 30% of energy efficiency and renewable energy by 2030, and 40% of electric cars and smart cities by 2040.
The paper stressed the need that all renewable energy investment projects should attain corporate social responsibility, as well as the social aspects of the area-based development and the local labor employment, a press statement by Ta’ani said.
“The paper also recommended adopting the Green Generations and Green Schools initiative to focus on children education on the approach of creativity, innovation, modernization and to prepare for the future in a way that contributes to sustainable development in the Arab countries,” the statement added.
On the alternative energy sector, the paper urged to adopt a single pan-Arab electricity and water network initiative to achieve domestic, sustainable development, realize practical goals for joint Arab cooperation, activate smart networks between Arab countries, and invest in Arab specialized workforce to provide funding on foreign expertise, especially as Arab investments in renewable energy in the Arab world exceed $ 500 billion.
Source: Jordan News Agency