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UAE collaborates with World Energy Council for ADSW

Last week, the UAE signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the World Energy Council (WEC) to be the capital host of the WEC Energy Leader Dialogue (WELD) during next January’s Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW).
The dialogue will be held under the theme of ‘Energy Challenges to 2050: Balancing the need for Energy Security, Energy Access and Environmental Impact Mitigation’.

It will bring together global energy leaders to focus on critical and emerging energy issues such as the energy-water nexus, renewables and energy access, as well as the outlook and implications of the shale gas revolution.

Dr Al Zeyoudi, the director of the Climate Change and Energy Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said: “Adding the WEC platform to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week enhances the discussion of how global energy options can be shaped and leveraged for the sustainability of the industry.”

UAE has announced its intention to bid for the 2019 World Energy Congress when the process begins in January next year.

ADSW which will take place from January 18 to 24, is one of the world’s largest annual sustainability events, drawing over 30,000 public and private sector delegates from some 160 countries. It includes the World Future Energy Summit, the General Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency, IRENA, the International Water Summit and the award ceremony of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, the world’s leading sustainable energy honour.


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