Burj Khalifa will switch off their lights in solidarity for the planet, to raise the awareness about the importance of nature and to encourage individuals, businesses and governments worldwide to be a part of the solutions needed to build a healthy, sustainable future.
On Saturday, March 30, 8:30 pm local time, skylines around the world will go dark as millions of people celebrate Earth Hour to show their commitment to protecting the planet. The UAE will join more than 188 countries across the world in marking Earth Hour today, switching off lights for one hour.
As nature declines like never before, coupled with the ever-present challenge of climate change, Earth Hour 2019 will focus on raising awareness on why nature matters and inspiring global action on conserving nature.
In 2008, the UAE became the first country in the Arab world to participate in Earth Hour. This year in the UAE Earth Hour will draw attention to nature loss and shed light on the importance of living sustainably, whether through the use of less plastic, less energy consumption, or the conservation of water.
Earth Hour is WWF’s global environmental movement. Born in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has grown to become the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring individuals, communities, businesses and organizations in more than 180 countries and territories to take tangible climate action for over a decade. More recently, Earth Hour has focused on raising awareness and inspiring conversations on why nature matters. The movement recognises the role of individuals in creating solutions to the planet’s most pressing environmental challenges and harnesses the collective power of its millions of supporters to build a sustainable future for all.