In addition, we will also work to provide sustainable employment, which has been one of the key contributing factors in the current political transformation of the Arab world," Hussain Al Mahmoudi, president of the UAE BCSD, told Gulf News.
Once the recommendations are ready, the UAE BCSD will work with government agencies in sectors such as transport and construction to implement industry-wide standards, he added.
Speaking at the launch of Vision 2050 Arabia will be Marcel Engel, managing director, development focus area and regional network, WBCSD; Hussain Al Mahmoudi, president, UAE BCSD; and Gus Schellekens, director, sustainability and climate change, PwC.
Working with business, government and non-governmental organisations, the WBCSD and the UAE BCSD share best practice, advise on policy making, and place special emphasis on promoting the sustainability agenda in developing countries.
With the support of the UAE BCSD, which is the regional network partner of the WBCSD, the Vision 2050 Arabia project will enlist Gulf-based businesses in developing a sustainable road map for the private sector in the region.
The UAE BCSD's role in the region is to raise awareness and provide business leadership as a catalyst for change toward sustainable development, it said.
The BPS structure, which was pioneered by the BCSD in the 1990s, establishes collaborative regional networks that allow businesses and other organizations to share information to identify opportunities for beneficial use of by-products.
The BCSD database of synergy opportunities developed from all BPS regional projects is used to supplement discussions and help identify potential synergies.
Other nations have also seen the benefit; similar programs now exist in the United Kingdom (the National Industrial Symbiosis Program, a government-funded national synergy program based in Birmingham, which was inspired and encouraged by the BCSD synergy networks), Japan (the Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), and elsewhere.
Andy Mangan is the Executive Director of the US Business Council for Sustainable Development (US BCSD).
"ALANYS stands ready to work with any school district or municipality that would like to join with BCSD
to cut these dangerous vehicle emissions."
Executive director of the US BCSD
, Andrew Mangan, said: "Bridging these programmes will benefit communities in the US, the UK and elsewhere."