Following the success of the Dubai Strategic Plan (DSP) 2015, the Government of Dubai released the new DSP 2021 in December 2014. The new strategy aligns with the UAE Vision 2021 and the Green Economy for Sustainable Development Initiative and aims to position Dubai at the forefront with a primary focus on Dubai residents. The DSP 2021 also intends to build a strong and safe society within a sustainable and smart city. Along with Dubai’s plan to be the most sustainable city in the world by 2020, the aforementioned strategies serve as tools to drive the progress of green buildings in the Emirate.
Under the guidance of the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC)’s Plan Capital 2030, the Abu Dhabi government has focused on sustainable urban development with a concerted emphasis on preserving the cultural heritage of the Emirate.
Along with this plan, the federal strategies, the UAE Vision 2021 and the Green Economy for Sustainable Development Initiative all serve as tools to drive the progress of green buildings in Abu Dhabi.