DUBAI, UAE, January 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
CH2M HILL, a global leader in sustainability consulting, and Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE), a leading carbon advisory under the umbrella of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together in supporting the Carbon Ambassadors Program, an initiative which aims to train and guide the region's next-generation leaders in technology and sustainability.
In partnership with DCCE, the arrangement will enable CH2M HILL to cultivate green practices and to mentor, train and objective advice Carbon Ambassadors in the areas of sustainability, carbon emission reductions and climate change mitigation, and adaptation. Future leaders of the United Arab Emirates will be engaged in leading the path towards a more resource-conscious and green economy for a sustainable future of Dubai.
The MoU was signed on 18 December 2014 at the Raffles Hotel, Dubai. The event marked the launch of the Green Jobs programme, a collaborative effort to educate, transfer knowledge and best practices to the local workforce with the goal of leading the change to sustainable, low carbon economy in the region.
Dubai's thought leaders participated in high-level panel discussion on green economy revolution and on the implementation of new green initiatives across a number of industry sectors. The discussions covered key elements and international best practices to achieve a smooth transition to a low carbon economy in the United Arab Emirates. Furthermore, a focus group discussion debated the human capital requirements at regional level to effectively support the transition.
"The Carbon Ambassadors Program aligns with CH2M HILL's strategy as a global sustainability leader. We think 'low impact-high output' in everything that we do and are pleased to support the program and the participants as they become the future leaders in this exciting arena. Furthermore, we also support Dubai's strategy to become one of the world's leading centers for sustainability and the green economy," said Neil Reynolds, CH2M HILL's Regional Managing Director for Middle East, North Africa and India (MENAI).
CH2M HILL, on a joint venture with Mace Ltd., was recently awarded the role of Program Management Consultant for the DTCJA Expo 2020 Delivery. A world-leader in sustainability, the firm develops innovative and integrated solutions to meet water, energy, climate change, and other interrelated sustainability challenges and issues.
Since the 1970s, CH2M HILL has operated in the Middle East, North Africa and India (MENAI) and has since grown to 18 offices and over 2400 employees. CH2M HILL is working on some of the most iconic infrastructure programs in the region including the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup™, the Abu Dhabi Strategic Tunnel Enhancement Programme (STEP), the Inner Doha Re-sewerage Integrated System (IDRIS) project and the Abu Dhabi Shah Gas Development.
Headquartered in the USA, CH2M HILL is a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations and programme management for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. The firm's work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environment, nuclear, energy, facilities and urban environments, employing over 25,000 worldwide with a revenue of USD 6 billion. Visit us at ch2mhill.com, twitter.com/ch2mhill and facebook.com/ch2mhill. Search for jobs at ch2mhill.jobs.
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