Oil-Rich Abu Dhabi Builds Renewable-Energy City In the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi sits on nearly 10 percent of the world's oil reserves. So it may be surprising to hear that climate leaders there have launched a major initiative in sustainability. Masdar, a demonstration city of 50,000 inhabitants, will have a zero carbon footprint.

Oil-Rich Abu Dhabi Builds Renewable-Energy City

Oil-Rich Abu Dhabi Builds Renewable-Energy City

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In the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi sits on nearly 10 percent of the world's oil reserves. So it may be surprising to hear that climate leaders there have launched a major initiative in sustainability called Masdar. The demonstration city of 50,000 inhabitants will have a zero carbon footprint.

As part of our Climate Connections series with National Geographic, host Steve Inskeep talks with NPR's Joe Palca about the project.