Dubai: “The Gulf”
Under the generous 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 proceedings of the Third Aviation and Alternative Fuels Conference are being held in the Emirates from 20 Until November 24.
The General Civil Aviation Authority continues its efforts to organize several workshops and coordination meetings aimed at promoting effective cooperation between all parties involved and raising the level of preparedness for organizing the event.
The conference witnessed the attendance and participation of representatives from more than 190 countries to engage in dialogue and exchange experiences and understanding on ways to reduce carbon emissions in the aviation sector through 18 special discussion sessions, bilateral meetings and the signing of several collaborations. Contracts and Partnerships.
The third edition of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) conference was the biggest ever since the conference was held, as several preparatory meetings for this edition of the conference were organized in July and September at the organization’s headquarters in Canada. To come up with a clear agenda by consensus between Member States’ authorities and representatives of airlines and fuel companies and decision-makers from aviation and environment-related organizations.
In addition to holding intensive meetings with the International Civil Aviation Organization, engaging with government agencies and organizations to determine roles and responsibilities and ensure coordination of efforts, the Commission organized a workshop including reception, organization, and clarification of protocols for official activities with senior representatives. .
The Global Industry and Industrialization Summit launches a climate action initiative during COP28
The Global Industry and Industrialization Summit announced the launch of a Climate Action Initiative in partnership with UAE-based venture capital firm VentureSouq to stimulate seed funding for startups specializing in climate technologies.
This took place during a special event organized by the Summit at the UAE Pavilion in the Blue Zone at the COP28 Conference of the Parties in an effort to enrich the dialogue on decarbonising various industries and promoting climate action.
Nimir Hourani, Director General of the Global Summit on Industry and Industrialization, opened the event by announcing two key initiatives, the World Industry Day and the Climate Action Initiative. Industry and Advanced Technology, and His Gert Müller, Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.” UNIDO.
Al-Hourani stressed the importance of such efforts, adding: “The World Summit on Industry and Industrialization is committed to harnessing their potential to support innovation and accelerate the pace of achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. World, World Industry Day and the Climate Action Initiative are an ambitious step toward a better future.” This decade requires bold and ambitious climate action. As we look to COP28, we must unite with a firm commitment to change ambition. Action, pledge real progress, and Transform innovation into meaningful and scalable solutions, and by doing so, we can “together, imagine a more eco-friendly and sustainable future for all.”
The Climate Action Initiative aims to create a system that fosters innovation and leaves a visible, sustainable footprint at scale. The United Nations Industrial Development Organization will play a key role in identifying comprehensive global challenges, while the Global Industry and Industrialization Summit will encourage startups around the world to find innovative solutions to these challenges. In collaboration with incubators and accelerators, the Summit will provide guidance and support to promising innovators, while Venture Souk will assist in the process of developing these solutions and expanding their application.
The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology and the Office of Investment and Technology Development of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization will contribute to the commercialization of these solutions and their deployment in areas of greatest need.
For her part, Sonia Weimüller, co-founder of Venture Sooke, said: “We are pleased to announce Venture Sooke’s collaboration with the Climate Action Initiative in collaboration with the Global Industry and Industrialization Summit. The power of innovation and its ability to bring about radical change in crisis.” “Today emphasizes the role of startups in advancing climate action. By collaborating within these ambitious initiatives, we aim to enable startups to come up with effective solutions that can be used at scale to pave the way towards a sustainable future that addresses the most pressing global challenges.”
Organized by the Global Industry and Industrialization Summit, this special event saw inspiring conversations with Dorothy McAuliffe, Special Representative for Global Partnerships of the US Department of State. Highlighted the important role of public-private partnerships in promoting sustainable industrial growth.
“Governments need private sector expertise, technological innovation and resources,” said Dorothy McAuliffe. “The private sector also needs the ability of governments to implement policies that promote industrialization and sustainable development and facilitate cooperation that combines private and public financing instruments.”
During the special event, a panel discussion titled “Future Energy: Renewable Energy Innovations” was held in the presence of Roger Martella, General Electric, Michael Train, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer of Emerson and Lorena. Delgiovanna, Senior Vice President,
and Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of Design and Integration at Hitachi, and Gillian Ivanelko, Chairman, CEO and Director of Chart Industries.
Fatima Al-Sheikh, Adviser to the President of the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa, Dr. Sidi Old Da, delivered a keynote address on behalf of His Excellency, opening the second dialogue session on “Improving the Pace of Climate Projects: The Role”. The Fifth Industrial Revolution in Transforming Industries.” Moderated by President Matti Yetta. Managing Director of Sustainability at CGI, the session explored the capabilities of the Fifth Industrial Revolution. Alessandro Bresciani, Senior Vice President of Climate Technology Solutions at Baker Hughes, and James Dorris, CEO of Audi’s Aviation, CEO, ICT Insights were provided by Omar Al Mahmoud, CEO of the Sector Development Fund and Professor Dr. Estelle LA Herlin, Member of the Global Energy Solutions Board of Directors.
Weixi Jung, Head of the Investment Promotion, Technology and Institutional Partnerships Division of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), presented key points at the end of a stimulating dialogue session that contributed to supporting climate action plans during the COP28 Conference of Parties. .
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The United Arab Emirates leads the world in the amount of clean electricity per capita
Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Suhail Al Masroui said the UAE is leading the world in the amount of per capita clean electricity added to the network over the past five years, and the cost of producing clean energy in the country is one. Low global rates.
He added in his opening address at the “Nuclear Energy Summit for Climate Neutrality” to be held in Dubai on December 7 and 8 on the sidelines of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. (COP28), “The nuclear industry has become competitive and prices are rising.” Its way down.”
Al Mazrouei emphasized the important role of nuclear power in the process of transitioning to clean energy sources in the UAE, highlighting the key role played by the Barakah nuclear power plants in reducing the energy sector’s carbon footprint and making it sustainable. Energy in the country.
For his part, Mohammed Al Hammadi, Managing Director and CEO of Emirates Nuclear Corporation, said, “The UAE is a member of the peaceful nuclear race and agreed last week with 22 countries to triple nuclear energy production by 2050, and work will be done in the coming period on how to achieve this goal.”
Al Hammadi added, “The development of the four Barakah nuclear power plants, all of which are now operational, is an important step in the UAE’s transition to clean energy sources, as it is one of the largest nuclear power plants in the world. The largest single source of carbon-free electricity in the region.”
He continued: “Abundant and clean electricity produced by the Baraka plants, in addition to the knowledge, experience and technology gained from growing the plants, supports innovation in advanced nuclear power technologies, including the development of mini-modular reactors.”
Al Hammadi said: “The Nuclear Summit for Climate Neutrality, (COP28) provides an excellent platform to discuss the need for electricity and how to meet this need. By producing large amounts of clean electricity, the sectors “developing advanced nuclear technologies has become one of the world’s strategic priorities, and Countries that take the initiative to do so will play a very important role in ensuring energy security and sustainability. “
Al Hammadi highlighted the progress achieved by the Emirates Nuclear Corporation’s recently launched “Advanced Program for Nuclear Technologies”, a new platform designed in line with the latest developments in nuclear technology. The project contributes to strengthening the UAE’s leadership position in promoting climate solutions by accelerating the global transition to clean energy sources.
Notably, the UAE has added more clean electricity per capita over the past five years than any other country, with 75% of it generated from nuclear power, making it “an ideal location to host the Nuclear Energy Summit for Climate Neutrality . . .”
The main theme of the “Nuclear Energy Summit for Climate Neutrality” focused on the growing need for new nuclear technologies to support basic economic sectors. Aiming to contribute to the world’s march towards climate neutrality.
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Technology is one of the key solutions to protecting the planet
Dr. Mohammed Al Kuwaiti, Chairman of the UAE Government Cyber Security Council, participated in some of the key sessions at COP28 that discussed how technology can be used to maintain sustainable development, support climate challenges and achieve zero emissions by 2050.
Last week, the twenty-eighth edition of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) began at Dubai Expo City, which will continue until December 12.
In his statements to Al Ain News on the occasion of his participation in the COP28 Conference of Parties, the UAE is a starting point for many solutions, and technology is one of the most important key solutions we protect. This planet.
He pointed to the increase in technological threats, hence the importance of cyber security in countering these threats, as it focuses on data security.
The UAE has made great and successful strides in using modern technologies and advanced technological applications in its strategies to accelerate climate action efforts. Ensuring the reduction of carbon emissions in various sectors, or increasing the contribution of clean and renewable energy and in all aspects to promote sustainability, in order to improve its contribution to achieving climate neutrality by 2050.
The UAE believes in the importance of knowledge in addressing climate challenges. Its eagerness to invest in the future leads it to launch several strategies, initiatives and projects to address climate change, promote sustainability and adopt the latest technologies to protect the environment. Conserving resources and protecting the planet, it makes a globally influential contribution. emissions and rising temperatures, by relying on scientific data for artificial intelligence and remote sensing.
The UAE is pursuing specific policies and strategies to achieve important changes to reduce carbon emissions in the industrial sector, which has become essential to ensure effective contribution to the success of global climate action efforts, and we in the UAE.
COP28 provides an opportunity for all countries, sectors and groups of society to collaborate and coordinate to achieve the highest climate ambitions and promote sustainable economic and social development for the benefit of current and future generations. The importance and need for global climate action is growing.
COP28 testifies to the first global effect of progress on the goals of the Paris Agreement reached at COP21. The COP28 leadership is focused on achieving ambitious negotiation results through a practical agenda to turn pledges and promises into concrete progress in addressing the climate crisis. By providing a comprehensive and decisive response to the outcome that will contribute to putting the world back on the path to climate action.
Based on the COP8 Presidency Action Plan based on four pillars, the UAE is leading the way to reach consensus among all parties and agree on a clear roadmap to accelerate the desired progress on all climate action topics: “Accelerating the achievement of an orderly, responsible, equitable and logical transition in the energy sector, and “Climate financing Building Mechanisms, Protecting People and Nature and Improving Lives and Livelihoods” and supporting the previous pillars by fully including all in the work structure of the Convention.
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