Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), the World Organization of the Green Economy (WGEO), will organize the 8th World Green Economy (WGES) on September 28-29, 2022, in conjunction with the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and the Dubai Solar Show (DSS).
In addition to its leading role in promoting a green economy, WGES plays a key role in supporting the UAE’s outstanding efforts in climate action and its strong commitment to sustainability. It also reflects the UAE’s unlimited support for energy and climate change issues and the development of sustainable solutions to environmental challenges.
This supports the UAE’s preparations to host the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) at Expo City Dubai in 2023. This is the most important international conference and the event on climate action that brings together world leaders, highlighting the UAE’s leadership and widely recognized efforts in climate action.
Since its launch in 2014, WGES has succeeded in galvanizing global efforts to promote the shift to a green economy and has provided a strategic platform to support international cooperation to address global challenges, promote sustainable development and investments in green economy, encourage the adoption of policies, plans and initiatives in this area, and discuss pressing issues, including climate change and global warming.
The WGES helps align energy policies with the Sustainable Development Goals, exchanging views on successful sustainability strategies, systems and policies, and using available opportunities to support the transition to a green economy. WGES brings together a large number of leaders, experts and specialists in various fields related to a green economy and sustainable development.
“The UAE plays a leading role in supporting global clean and renewable energy efforts through its strategies and investments in this area. Guided by the vision and guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, to turn challenges into opportunities, WGES aims to turn climate work into opportunities for development and economic diversity.
The 8th WGES is particularly important as the UAE prepares to host COP28 next year at Expo City Dubai. WGES supports UAE efforts as well as global efforts to embrace innovative green solutions, promote innovation for sustainable development, and achieve a balance between economic growth and the sustainability of natural and environmental resources. WGES also supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 for Dubai to provide 100% of Dubai’s total energy capacity from clean energy sources by 2050,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of Dubai Supreme Energy Council, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA and Chairman of WGES.
“The momentum observed around the world in recent years to accelerate the implementation of the Paris Agreement, adopted at the Conference of the Parties (COP 21), reflects the importance of putting in place policies and mechanisms that guarantee sustainable development and the transition to a green economy. In line with the UAE’s green development plan, Dubai has developed the country’s vision by implementing vital projects that support renewable energy, energy efficiency and conservation.
It ensured the engagement of the private sector as an essential part of implementation and financing. The role of the private sector in the implementation of renewable energy projects has been one of the most important ingredients for success, which reflects the reputation and position of the United Arab Emirates globally to attract the most large companies and use the latest technologies. WGES provides the ideal and unique platform to exchange experiences and align efforts that support the regional and global agenda for sustainable development,” added Al Tayer.
“The UAE is one of the leading countries in the world supporting the green economy and international clean energy efforts. It has set its long-term energy goals and launched the UAE Net Zero by 2050 strategic initiative, a national initiative to achieve net zero emissions by 2050,” said H.E. Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure. .
“In a record period, the UAE has grown in the clean energy field, thanks to legislation and laws that have kept pace with current developments and future challenges, and set ambitious goals for the future, which in turn has strengthened the system investment in this vital sector, which is the centerpiece of the national economy.The Global Green Economy Summit is a major support for the endeavors and efforts of United Arab Emirates to achieve a balance between energy and the environment, and to chart the characteristics of a sustainable future capable of turning challenges into opportunities, in accordance with the provisions of the Paris Agreement on climate change”, added HE Suhail Al Mazrouei.
“In line with wise leadership’s vision to take a comprehensive and balanced approach to climate action through thoughtful transformation of the energy sector, the Global Green Economy Summit supports national efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. This is particularly important as the UAE prepares to host COP 28 at Expo City Dubai next year. The Global Green Economy Summit is an important platform that supports the direction of the UAE and global efforts to embrace innovative green solutions that help achieve a balance between economic and social growth and the sustainability of natural resources, as well as a focus on renewable and clean energy solutions,” said HE Dr Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and UAE Special Envoy on Climate Change that.
“For three decades, the UAE has presented a pioneering model of climate and environmental action to the world. Last October marked the historic announcement of the UAE’s Net Zero by 2050 strategic initiative, which will takes a holistic cross-sector collaborative approach to decarbonization. As we prepare to host COP28 in 2023, we are committed to taking meaningful steps in our climate action – and most importantly, advancing the shift to a green economy. WGES is a leading global platform that drives climate and environmental action by bringing together policymakers and experts to assess progress made so far in transitioning to a green economy, explore next steps and accelerate collective efforts,” said HE Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment.
HE Almheiri thanked WGEO and DEWA for the impeccable organization of previous editions of the Summit. She added that the event aligns with UAE guidelines as well as global priorities and helps strengthen the country’s competitiveness and reaffirm its global leadership in building a green economy.
World Green Economy Organization (WGEO)
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, launched the World Green Economy Organization (WGEO) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program ( UNDP) during WGES 2016. WGEO contributes to improving the transition to a green economy and the dissemination of green economy projects globally, as well as supporting countries and organizations seeking to realize their green strategies and plans. WGEO and the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) organized “MENA Climate Week 2022”, in collaboration with UNDP, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), l Climate Change, the UNFCCC and the World Bank Group from March 28-31, 2022, coinciding with the conclusion of Expo 2020 Dubai.
MENA Climate Week 2022, the first of its kind in the region, brought together leaders, experts and specialists from the public and private sectors, and civil society to discuss the effects of climate change and collaborate on rapid and effective actions. bold to meet this challenge.