Ministerial Council for Services discusses mechanism to implement Emirates Strategy for Green Development

​The Ministerial Council for Services chaired by H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, today discussed the memo submitted by Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahd, Minister of Environment and Environment, regarding the implementation of mechanism for Emirates Strategy for Green Development.

The mechanism includes five strategic points: competitive knowledge-based economy, social development and high quality life, sustainable environment, valuation of natural resources and clean energy, adapting to climate change and green life and optimal use of resources. The implementation mechanism also includes the first two stages: leadership transformation programmes and empowerment programmes.

The Emirates Strategy for Green Development comes within the state's strategy to promote harmonious economic, societal and environmental development, as well as efficient use of resources and harnessing of clean energy, all being the most important growth tools.

It also discussed the draft law proposed by the Ministry of Social Affairs to set up family counselling centres in the UAE. The legislation includes regulatory provisions for the centres and procedures and conditions for licensing. It also specifies the types of services offered by these centres and ways to supervise them. The law specifies a penal code for violators of those provisions.

The Council reviewed the memo of Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, Chairman of the Board of the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA), on monthly water consumption of citizens' residences, farms, guest houses and the procedures proposed by the FEWA to reduce water wastage.

It also tackled the recommendations of the Federal National Council regarding the Public Authority for Pensions policy.

The Council was briefed on a number of topics included in the agenda, and took appropriate decisions.
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