It includes a series of events, the most important of which are the Sustainability Summit and the Abu Dhabi Finance Forum

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week kicks off in a virtual cycle, January 18th

Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber: “The start of the economic recovery from the effects of the pandemic, an excellent opportunity to invest in new technologies.

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, the global platform for accelerating the pace of sustainable development, hosted by the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), announced the organization of the 2021 session from January 18 to 21, by default, using visual communication technologies and platforms.

The "week" will include a series of high-level virtual events, which include the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week summit, the General Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum, the Atlantic Council's Global Energy Forum, and the virtual forums of the Youth for Sustainability platform, in addition to To the forums of the World Future Energy Summit.

Pillars of Sustainability

The Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, Special Envoy for Climate Change and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Masdar, Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, said: “In line with the leadership's vision of consolidating the pillars of sustainability, the (Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week) is being held as part of the UAE’s efforts and its steadfast commitment to facing repercussions. Climate change, and to consecrate its active and responsible role in supporting the endeavors of the international community in this regard by stimulating global dialogue on sustainability, and transforming ideas into practical and feasible plans, solutions and projects.

Al-Jaber emphasized that the start of the economic recovery from the effects of the pandemic constitutes an excellent opportunity to set a set of ambitious goals, invest in new technologies, and define the necessary policies that will contribute to achieving a sustainable recovery.

Summit axes

Al-Jaber will deliver a keynote speech at the opening of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Summit, in which more than 70 prominent speakers from the sustainability, business and technology sectors will participate, including Prince Albert II, Prince of Monaco, who will deliver a keynote speech on achieving resilience at the country level during the spread of the Covid pandemic. -19 ».

The summit, hosted by "Masdar", on January 19, includes three sessions of two hours each, and focuses on three axes: restoring the wheel of life to rotation, enhancing responsibility and interaction, and doing business and investment.

Each axis will also address the main issues and topics that will open the way for many social, economic and technological opportunities to achieve a green recovery after the "Covid-19" pandemic.


For his part, Minister of State and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Abu Dhabi Global Market, Ahmed Ali Al-Sayegh, said that “Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week” is an extension of Abu Dhabi Global’s continued commitment to promoting the vision of the country's leadership and Abu Dhabi, which is to create an innovative and sustainable economy based on knowledge.

In turn, the President of the Department of Energy in Abu Dhabi, the main partner of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, Engineer Aweidah Morshed Al Marar, said that the social and economic challenges caused by the pandemic confirmed the need for collective action to advance the sustainability agenda and expand the scope of green transformation, which is an essential engine for economic recovery.

He added, "Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week is an ideal platform to highlight and harness the strength of the international community by hosting world leaders and experts from various sectors to discuss the most pressing issues that affect our environment and our sustainable growth."

In the same context, the Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Francesco La Camera, said that the pandemic continues to cause unprecedented disruptions in the lives of societies around the world, but that the recovery period provides energy policy makers and the investment community a valuable opportunity to reorganize their decisions and actions according to the requirements of Sustainable growth, economic resilience, and shared prosperity.

The challenges of the "pandemic" emphasized the necessity of collective action to advance the sustainability agenda, a fundamental driver of economic recovery.

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