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Opening Ceremony - Bringing Together World Leaders in Sustainability

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Opening Ceremony

The official opening ceremony initiated four days of discussion and collaboration between policymakers, investors and thought leaders. It also recognised ground-breaking achievements in sustainability with the Zayed Future Energy Award, a prize which has impacted 200 million people globally by giving them access to clean energy, and safe water and food.

Abu Dhabi Global Action Day

Following the ceremony, Abu Dhabi Global Action Day aimed to turn the ambitious goals of COP 21, the Paris Climate Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into innovative, yet practical policy, investment and technology solutions and partnerships.

2017 ADSW Calendar

Testimonials

  • There has never been a greater opportunity to make real progress towards sustainable development and to create an economic potential that could drive sustained growth for future generations. Let us start here at ADSW to build bridges between governments and business and create durable partnerships. Let us be brave, bold and ambitious and use this week to maintain the momentum and capitalise on this historic opportunity to lift the global economy and shape a practical pathway towards a sustainable future.
    Dr Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State UAE, and Chairman of Masdar
  • Now is the time for action. Governments, the private sector, regional and international organisations must start working to implement the 17 ambitious global goals. We need to urgently scale up clean sustainable energy.
    H.E. Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations’ Secretary-General
  • WFES is a great place to catch up with the local power companies, with the local and regional utilities, but also with international companies who come here to see what’s happening in Abu Dhabi.
    Thristian Thiel, CEO Energy Nest
  • Renewable energy accounted for almost half of all new power plants in 2014, representing a “clear sign that an energy transition is underway”.
    International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • Countries in MENA are investing heavily in transportation and logistics infrastructure. The region is expected to outlay $4.3 trillion in infrastructure spending by 2020.
    - Al Masah Capital Limited

 

 

 

 

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