This new city near Dubai is aiming to be 'net-zero'

The sun sets behind a mosque during Ramadan in Dubai, UAE, October 16 2004. Ramadan, the ninth and holiest month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is a one month period of time during which devout Muslims refrain from all food, drink and sexual relations during daylight hours and focus on devotion alms and good deeds. REUTERS/Anwar Mirza. NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE.  AM/ABP - RP5DRHZMJZAB

The UAE is setting a target of having 40% of the country's energy coming from renewable sources. Image: REUTERS/Anwar Mirza.

Umberto Bacchi
Journalist, Thomson Reuters Foundation
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