DUBAI, 15 August – Dubai will host the world green economy summit (WGES) this year, which is to see participation of several leaders, experts and specialists from around the world in various areas related to the green economy and sustainable development.
The summit, to be organised jointly by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO), is slated to be held on September 28 and 29, 2022.
The summit will be held in conjunction with the water, energy, technology and environment exhibition (WETEX) and the Dubai Solar Show (DSS).
The WGES helps align energy policies with the sustainable development goals, exchange views on successful sustainability strategies, systems and policies, and use available opportunities to support the transition to a green economy.
“The summit aims to change climate work into opportunities for development and economic diversity,” Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, vice chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, MD and CEO of DEWA and chairman of the WGES, said.
Al Tayer said this year’s summit – 8th in the WGES series – was especially important in view of UAE’s preparation to host COP28 next year at the Expo City Dubai.
“WGES supports the efforts of the UAE and global efforts to adopt innovative green solutions, promote innovation for sustainable development, and achieve a balance between economic growth and sustainability of natural and environmental resources.
“The WGES also supports the Dubai clean energy strategy 2050 and the Dubai net zero carbon emissions strategy 2050 to provide 100 per cent of Dubai’s total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050,” Al Tayer said.
Since its launch in 2014, the WGES has been playing a pivotal role in galvanising global efforts to promote the shift towards a green economy.
It has also been providing a strategic platform to support international cooperation to face global challenges, promote sustainable development and investments in the green economy, encourage adoption of effective policies, plans, and initiatives in this area, besides discussing pressing issues including climate change and global warming.
“The momentum observed worldwide in recent years to accelerate the implementation of the Paris Agreement, adopted during the Conference of the Parties (COP 21), reflected the importance of establishing policies and mechanisms that guarantee sustainable development and the transition to a green economy,” Al Tayer said.
The role of the private sector in implementing renewable energy projects has been one of the most important ingredients for success, which reflects the reputation and position of the UAE globally in attracting the largest companies and using the latest technologies. — Arabian Business