The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has extolled its environmental record at the sixth annual World Chambers Congress in Kuala Lumpur.
Expressing the chamber's commitment to the theme of leading sustainable growth and change, the group's director general Eng Hamad Buamim called for concerted action among international chambers to tackle climate change and help to protect the environment.
He placed particular emphasis on finding private-sector solutions that will help to create a more sustainable world and pushed for the development of carbon calculators that would allow businesses to keep track of their energy usage.
Meanwhile, he also urged firms to develop a database of sustainable suppliers that would help to deliver long-term benefits for the environment.
Prior to the conference, Mr Buamim said: "Our participation in this biannual Congress allows us and other chamber leaders to reach out and develop personal relationships with our peers as well as share best practice experience and innovation on how to serve the business community better."