Monday, October 14, 2013

Dubai to host summit on green economy

The summit is in line with the ‘Green Economy For Sustainable development’ initiative, announced last year by Shaikh Mohammed. 
Dubai will host a high-profile global summit on green economy next year, it was announced on Thursday.
The first “World Green Economy Summit” will be held on April 15 and 16 in conjunction with WETEX 2014, the water, energy and environment technologies exhibition, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice-Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) and MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) announced at a Press conference.
He said the summit is in line with the ‘Green Economy For Sustainable development’ initiative, announced last year by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The national strategy aims to make the UAE one of the leading countries in the world in the field of green economy, and a global centre for exporting and re-exporting green technologies and products.
“Being the first green economy summit in the Middle East and North Africa region, (the event) promises to bring together government, business and finance leaders to forge global partnerships and provide paths to a sustainable future for humanity” said Al Tayer. “The UAE is the first country in the Mena region to commit to a green economy strategy and Dubai is leading the region in green infrastructure investment from renewable energy and green building to public transport and green technologies.”
The World Green Economy Summit is supported by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, the organisation that leads Dubai’s transition to a green and low-carbon economy across all strategic economic sectors and developers of the 1,000 MW Mohammed bin Rashid Solar Park project due to open its first phase later this month.
The summit will be organised in association with “Dubai Green Economy Partnership” a global initiative of Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, launched last year, and attracted leading public and private local and international partners promoting green trade and investment in a region of over two billion consumers.
The summit will be held under the theme “Global Partnerships, Sustainable Future” and looks to complement the sustainable future vision of the UAE and the global efforts to combat climate change.
World Climate Limited is chaired by Andre Schneider, former COO and MD of the World Economic Forum for 12 years.
He will lead the summit agenda dialogue in collaboration with global stakeholders.