Green Building:

Masdar Initiative CEO discusses first zero emissions, zero waste city in Abu Dhabi

In April, 2006 the government of Abu Dhabi launched the Masdar Initiative -- an economic development program devoted to sustainability that seeks to create the first zero emissions, zero waste city in the world. Construction on the project has just begun, but key aspects of the development remain unclear. How does the government plan to achieve zero emissions and zero waste? What other goals does the Initiative have for this site in Abu Dhabi? During today's OnPoint, Masdar Initiative CEO Sultan Al Jaber, discusses the various aspects of the plan. He explains how Masdar plans to team up with MIT to create a world-class institute for sustainable technology research. Sultan Al Jaber also discusses how this project will promote the enhanced recovery of oil.