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Emirates News Agency – WGES in Dubai supports UAE initiative to find lasting solutions to global challenges

Dubai, July 3, 2021 (WAM) – The World Green Economic Summit (WGES), organized by the Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) and the World Green Economy Organization (WGEO), will focus on promoting the green economy under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid. Al-Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has been instrumental in strengthening green initiatives in the United Arab Emirates and the region.

The 7th World Environment Summit, to be held at the Dubai Exhibition Center (DEC) on October 6-7, 2021 as part of Expo 2020, is a strategic platform to support international cooperation in the fight against global challenges, strengthening sustainable growth and investing in green economies Adherence to policies, plans and initiatives. The summit attracts sitting presidents, world leaders and influencers, as well as thousands of experts and thought leaders in various fields of green economy and sustainable development.

Together, they exchange ideas about proven sustainability strategies, systems and policies, as well as the potential to disseminate and quantify them. Each year, WGES concludes with the publication of the Dubai Declaration, which includes participants ’recommendations, the outcome of the summit and its milestones and activities.

Since its launch in 2014, previous editions of the summit have focused on three key pillars: mechanisms for sustainable development, international cooperation to improve the green economic ecosystem, and the adoption of innovative green solutions.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Syed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai’s Supreme Energy Council and Chairman of the Dubai Expo 2020 High Level Group, said: “The World Green Economic Summit (WGES) is being held under the auspices of his High Level Sheikh. It is one of several initiatives launched by the United Arab Emirates to support change.

The 7th WGES is special because it coincides with Expo 2020 Dubai and its fiftieth year, as well as the Golden Jubilee celebration and fifty years of pioneering growth.

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Mohamed Al Dyer, Vice President of the Supreme Energy Council of Dubai and President of the WGES, said: “The United Arab Emirates is at the forefront of supporting global efforts on clean and renewable energy in the region through their strategies and investments.

The United Arab Emirates played a key role in the negotiations that culminated in the Paris Agreement. They made nationally defined contributions (NDCs) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). The United Arab Emirates Regional Climate Dialogue in April 2021 was a reflection of its role in tackling climate change, its commitment to focusing on climate change as an issue and achieving the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Energy and Infrastructure Minister Suhaal al-Masroue said: “The United Arab Emirates is one of the world’s leading suppliers of the Green Economy and International Energy Efforts. They are trying to reduce the percentage and increase the contribution of clean energy to 50% of the total energy production in the country and to create an energy mix.

Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said: “In its integrated approach to climate change, the United Arab Emirates is integrating policies that promote the growth of the green economy, the transition to clean energy and the integration of climate change. In all fields, with plans and initiatives that accelerate the implementation of these policies to create a better future for current generations and futures. “

Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Special Envoy for Industrial and Advanced Technologies and Climate Change in the United Arab Emirates, said: “The Global Green Economic Summit has made a valuable contribution to the efforts of the United Arab Emirates. Sustainable Development Goals centered on clean and renewable energy solutions to improve the United Arab Emirates. The summit also provides an excellent platform to strengthen international cooperation, which is a key factor in promoting sustainable development.

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Ahmed Bhutti al-Muhairbi, general secretary of the Supreme Energy Council of Dubai, said: “The pace at which the world has seen in recent years accelerating the implementation of the Paris Agreement has been adopted at the Conference of Parties (COP 21). The importance of establishing policies and mechanisms to ensure sustainable development and transition to a green economy. In line with the United Arab Emirates’ plan for green growth, Dubai has developed a vision of countries by implementing essential projects that support renewable energy and energy efficiency. Security.

ACWA Power President Mohamed Abdullah Abunayan said, “The WGES is in line with Dubai’s strategy of balancing economic growth and environmental sustainability, and the United Nations ‘2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the United Arab Emirates’ Green Agenda 2030. It also serves as an important engine for international cooperation in the vast green energy space. ACWA is proud to support Power over the years, thus strengthening our strong strategic partnership with DEWA and our determination to support the development of Dubai’s pioneering sustainable development. “

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum launched the World Green Economic Forum (WGEO) in conjunction with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) during WGES 2016. It aims to strengthen the transition to a green economy and expand green economy plans globally. And supporting countries and organizations that want to achieve their green strategies and programs.

WGEO and the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment of the United Arab Emirates (MOCCAE) have adopted the “Mena Climate Week 2022” UNDP, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), United Nations Climate Change, UNFCC and World Bank Committee.

The UAE is hosting the event in the Middle East and North Africa from March 2-3, 2022 to coincide with Expo 2020 Dubai. This phenomenon strengthens the momentum for climate action in the region.

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Mena Climate Week 2022 will bring together leaders of the government, the private sector and civil society to discuss the serious threat of climate change and work together to take swift and courageous action to address this challenge. The event offers ample opportunities for collaboration and showcases breakthrough technologies that can help the region adapt to climate change.

Stakeholders have a unique opportunity to reflect and revise their country’s climate action plans in order to effectively address social, environmental and economic impacts. Participants will also be able to follow up on discussions raised at the 26th Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, England in November 2021.

The establishment of the Regional Cooperation Center (RCC) for the Middle East and North Africa and the holding of EWG Regional Ministerial Conferences to strengthen cooperation between countries around the world are a testament to global efforts to move towards a sustainable future.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) has reached the record level of renewable power generation capacity added in 2020 and broke all previous records.

By the end of 2020, the renewable energy capacity had reached 2,799 MW (MW).

Hydroelectric power accounted for the largest share at 1,211 gigawatts (GW), while wind and solar power were growing rapidly. Both sources control the production capacity to be established in 2020 with 172 gigawatts of solar power and 111 gigawatts of wind power.

The Mena area has increased interest in a green economy, with Saudi Arabia launching Saudi Green and Middle East Green initiatives aimed at protecting the Kingdom, the region, the land and nature, putting them on a map with clarity and ambition. Steps that contribute strongly to achieving global goals.

Translated by: Kihane Pawsi.

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