World Green Economy Summit to focus on energy, finance, food security
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World Green Economy Summit to focus on energy, finance, food security

World Green Economy Summit to focus on energy, finance, food security

WGES is organised by DEWA, the World Green Economy Organization and the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy

Zubina Ahmed
DEWA and WGEO complete preparations for World Green Economy Summit

As a result of effective strategies to adapt to climate change and combat its adverse consequences, the Middle East continues to expand the global sustainability agenda.

Energy, finance, food security and youth are the four main themes to be discussed in the upcoming eighth World Green Economy Summit (WGES).

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, vice chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, MD & CEO of DEWA, and chairman of WGEO, announced the completion of preparations for WGES stating, “With Egypt and the UAE  preparing to host the UN Climate Change Conference COP27 and COP28 in 2022 and 2023 respectively, the summit will set the ideal environment for holding these two global events.”

Read: DEWA to co-organise eighth World Green Economy Summit in September

“Discussions on energy will explore the decarbonisation of power grids, increasing the share of clean and renewable energy, and reducing fossil fuels. In relation to finance, it will focus on attracting and encouraging green investments, while discussions on food security will explore various methods to enhance the flexibility and sustainability of the value chain to tackle the challenges related to food security. The summit will also highlight the need to support and empower the youth as they are the driving force for sustainable development and positive growth,” Al Tayer explained.

He added that,“This year’s Summit will be a platform to share the UAE’s experience in tackling climate change, as well as the various national strategies and initiatives to achieve net-zero and consolidate the foundations of a low-carbon economy. These strategies include the UAE Net Zero 2050, the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050.”

The WGES summit will be held on September 28 and 29 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, under the theme ‘Climate Action Leadership through Collaboration: The Roadmap to Net-Zero.

It will bring together prominent speakers, experts, thought leaders and decision-makers of international institutions and organisations. It will also feature a over 20 panel discussions and workshops, a ministerial roundtable with about 25 ministers from around the world and discuss the means and methods to prepare for a more sustainable future.

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