DLD awarded membership to the Global Alliance for Building and Construction Assembly

DLDThe participants stressed the importance of introducing sustainability and green building concepts to real estate projects. (Image source: DLD)During the Global Alliance for Building and Construction (GABC) Assembly, Dubai Land Department (DLD) was awarded membership to the assembly’s executive committee along with international organisations from five countries

On the sidelines of the assembly meetings, which were held over two days, the participants stressed the importance of introducing sustainability and green building concepts to real estate projects. The assembly also saw meetings between GABC’s five committees, which specialise in investment, sustainability, information, education, awareness and membership and the nomination of the executive committee and governing council members who will hold tenure for the next two years.

Sultan Butti bin Mejren, director general of DLD, commented, “DLD is considered a UAE founding member of the GABC alliance, which was first signed in cooperation and coordination with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and the French Government during the Paris World Climate Change Conference in December 2015. This is part of a bilateral cooperation between France and the UAE, and represents a global achievement that highlights the ongoing efforts of our national institutions to conserve the environment and adopt and develop the latest standards to achieve green and sustainable building.”

Bin Mejren added, “The elections were held for the first time since the assembly was founded and resulted in the formation of an interim committee that will handle all responsibilities for two years, with the UAE represented by DLD. The meetings included the unanimous approval of the 2018 budget, discussions about the work plan and membership of the Board of Directors for the next two years, and the selection of new members.”

The process resulted in the election of six countries such as the UAE, represented by DLD, as well as Germany, Morocco, Switzerland, Tunisia and Ukraine.

The GABC Assembly is an initiative of the UN’s ‘Paris Agreement.’ The commission includes more than 50 countries and 25 international organisations specialised in energy, buildings, real estate, construction and green buildings.

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