AED 1 million award instituted on the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to raise environmental awareness across all spectrums of Emirati society
In line with the directives laid down by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the UAE Minister of Environment and Water, Dr. Rashid Ahmad bin Fahd, in co-operation with the Higher Committee of the Zayed International Prize for the Environment, announced the establishment of the Emirates Appreciation Prize for the Environment yesterday (Thursday, Sept. 15).
The Award, which is worth AED 1 million in prize money, has been established with the aim of stimulating environmentally conscious initiatives among the larger community including corporate, government institutions and individuals. Designed to promote the values of sustainable development and innovation among the local community, the Prize will recognize outstanding efforts in the field of energy and environmental conservation across all spectrums of society. It will support and encourage individual and collective national environmental initiatives that will contribute to the sustainability of natural resources and energy. It will highlight the efforts of industrial and service enterprises which are committed to environmental standards and contribute toward the promotion of a culture of environmental awareness among members of society.