Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2023 will set an agenda for inclusive climate action

  • Held under the patronage of UAE President HH Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ADSW will help shape the sustainability agenda before COP28the Emirates Climate Conference.

  • Under the theme “United for climate action towards”. COP28,’ ADSW 2023 will demonstrate UAE leadership’s commitment to practical and inclusive climate action

  • ADSW will bring together global sustainability decision makers and key stakeholders for impactful dialogue ahead of the critical Global Stocktake taking place at COP28

  • ADSW 2023 will also feature the inaugural Green Hydrogen Summit

ABU DHABIUnited Arab Emirates, December 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2023, the global initiative backed by the UAE and its energy powerhouse Masdar to accelerate sustainable development, will feature a series of high-level sessions focusing on key priorities for future sustainable development of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP28)to be held in the UAE from November 30-December 12.

Opening Ceremony of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2022

Opening Ceremony of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2022

The 15th annual event will be held under the patronage of UAE President HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan who advocated sustainability as a key pillar of the UAE’s economic and social progress and prosperity.

ADSW, which takes place from from 14 to 19 Januaryunder the theme “United in climate action towards COP28,’ will convene heads of state, policymakers, industry leaders, investors, young people and entrepreneurs, for a series of high-impact dialogues on the transition to a zero-emissions future. Key stakeholders to discuss priorities for global climate agenda a COP28the need for all societal stakeholders to be engaged and included and how to leverage the assessments of the first global stocktake of the Paris Agreement to accelerate climate progress at COP28 and beyond.

HE Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al JaberUAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, Special Envoy on Climate Change and Chairman of Masdar, said, “For more than 15 years, ADSW has strengthened the UAE’s commitment to addressing global challenges such as responsible leader driving climate action and sustainable economic development ADSW 2023 will help shape the sustainability agenda and drive momentum towards COP28 in the UAE by convening the global community and facilitating meaningful dialogue to foster consensus, game-changing partnerships and innovative solutions.

“The world needs a just and inclusive energy transition that supports the needs of developing nations while ensuring a more sustainable future for us all. ADSW can serve as an ideal platform to accelerate the adoption of clean technologies and put together partnerships that can scale them all over the world, leaving no one behind”.

ADSW 2023 will feature a first-ever Green Hydrogen Summit, hosted by Masdar’s Green Hydrogen Business, highlighting its potential to decarbonise key industries, helping countries reach their net-zero goals.

Earlier this month, Masdar formally announced a new shareholder structure and the launch of its green hydrogen business, forming a clean energy powerhouse that will lead global decarbonization efforts. Masdar is now one of the largest clean energy companies of its kind and is well positioned to lead the sector on a global scale, reinforcing the UAE’s role as an energy leader.

The first international sustainability gathering of the year, ADSW 2023 will lead the discussion and debate on climate action ahead of COP28. The ADSW Summit, hosted by Masdar and ongoing on January 16thwill focus on a broad range of critical topics including food and water security, access to energy, industrial decarbonisation, health and climate adaptation.

ADSW 2023 will also seek to engage young people in climate action, with its Youth for Sustainability platform hosting the Y4S hub, which aims to attract 3,000 young people. ADSW 2023 will also feature the annual forum for Masdar’s WiSER (Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy) platform, giving women a greater voice in the sustainability debate.

As in previous years, ADSW 2023 will also feature partner-led events and opportunities for international engagement on sustainability-related topics, including the IRENA Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency, the Atlantic Council Energy Forum, the Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum and the World Summit on Energy of the Future.

ADSW 2023 will also mark the 15th anniversary of the Zayed Sustainability Prize, the UAE’s pioneering global award for the recognition of excellence in sustainability. With 96 winners in its Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools categories, the Award has positively impacted the lives of more than 378 million people around the world, including in Vietnam, Nepal, Sudan, Ethiopia, Maldives and Tuvalu.

Over the years, the Award has provided communities around the world with access to quality education, clean food and water, quality health care, energy, jobs and improved community safety.

With small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) making up around 90% of businesses worldwide, ADSW 2023 will welcome over 70 SMEs and start-ups across multiple industries, including Masdar City’s global Innovate initiative, showcasing technologies revolutionary internationals.

Key dates for ADSW 2023 include:

  • 14 – 15 January: IRENA Assembly, Atlantic Council Energy Forum

  • January 16: opening ceremony, COP28 Strategy Announcement and Zayed Sustainability Award Ceremony, ADSW Summit

  • 16 – 18 January: World Future Energy Summit, Youth 4 Sustainability Hub, Innovate

  • January 17: WiSER Forum

  • January 18: Green Hydrogen Summit and Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum

To find out more about Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and to register, visit https://abudhabisustainabilityweek.com/

For more information, visit: http://www.masdar.ae and connect: facebook.com/masdar.ae and twitter.com/masdar

About Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) is a global initiative established in 2008 by the UAE and its energy powerhouse Masdar. For more than 15 years, ADSW has brought together heads of state, policy makers, industry leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and youth, to discuss, engage and debate climate action and innovation that will ensure a sustainable world. By enabling impactful dialogue and providing a platform for translating commitments into practical outcomes for a net-zero future, ADSW 2023 aims to play a crucial role in driving the momentum between COP27 and COP28.

About Masdar

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) is the UAE’s clean energy champion and one of the largest companies of its kind in the world, advancing the development and deployment of renewable energy and green hydrogen technologies to address global challenges of sustainability. Established in 2006, Masdar is today active in over 40 countries, helping them achieve their clean energy goals and promote sustainable development. Masdar is jointly owned by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala) and Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), and under this ownership, the company aims for a renewable energy portfolio capacity of at least 100 gigawatts ( GW) by 2030 and an annual green hydrogen production capacity of up to 1 million tons by the same year.

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