net zero by 2050
In 2021, the UAE was the first country in the MENA region to commit to achieving net-zero by 2050 through its UAE Net Zero 2050 Strategy.
Masdar City is accelerating the UAE’s journey to net-zero by reducing energy and water demand in the built environment, harnessing renewable energy, and offsetting carbon emissions. We’re also working toward making net-zero the standard in construction rather than the exception.
Net-Zero Fact sheet
Learn more about our sustainable practices and commitment to a greener future.
Sustainable urban design is at the heart of Masdar City's journey to net-zero. Our commitment to a greener, more sustainable future is evident in every aspect of our development, from master planning and architectural design to construction and operations. To learn more about sustainable development projects at Masdar City and how they contribute to our net-zero goals, visit Sustainable Urban Development.
Pioneering Sustainable Solutions Through Innovation
Masdar City isn't just a sustainable urban community. It's also a hub for innovation and
research—because sustainability depends on them. Explore our sustainable initiatives, which we work on in partnership with
companies of all sizes, from startups and SMEs to multinationals. Together, we're redefining
the future of sustainability.
Innovate for Climate Tech is an online platform that seeks to create an inclusive climate technology ecosystem that will foster innovation by connecting startups, scaleups, corporates, investors and knowledge contributors to form a diverse global community. This initiative is aligned with the Climate Innovate Live coalition's mission to integrate the Global South into the climate tech revolution. This initiative is anchored by Masdar City, Tencent, and Catalyst, supported by COP28. Visit the Innovate for Climate Tech website here.
Surface transportation accounts for 15 percent of carbon emissions globally, making sustainable mobility a vital component of any city. At Masdar City, we believe that future transportation is shared, electric, and autonomous, and have pioneered two generations of cutting-edge transportation systems with a third on the way. We also host the newly launched Smart and Autonomous Vehicle Industries (SAVI) cluster in Abu Dhabi. Endorsed by His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, SAVI is set to transform the landscape of smart and autonomous vehicles across air, land, and sea mobility. Visit our sustainable mobility page to learn more .