Monday, May 27, 2024

UAE Independent Accelerators for Climate Change Presents First Edition of Policy Hack < Al Wathan newspaper


The UAE Independent Accelerators for Climate Change, an independent think tank headquartered in Abu Dhabi and committed to supporting the transition towards a green economy in the country, hosted the first edition of “Policy Hack”. Sessions, which aims to provide an enabling environment for electric mobility in the country.

Hosted in partnership with Peak Mobility, a UAE-based startup supporting the transition from fossil fuels to electric vehicles, the event is the first in a series of events planned by the UAE Independent Accelerators for Climate Change.

The policy hack was attended by a panel of key stakeholders and dignitaries from the sector, including representatives from the public sector, including the Assistant Under-Secretary for Sustainable Communities, Acting Under-Secretary for Green Development and Climate, His Excellency Isa Al Hashemi. Change Department of Climate Change and Environment Ministry, Ministry of Economy, Municipalities and Transport Department in Abu Dhabi, Integrated Transport Center – Abu Dhabi, National Taxi in Dubai, representatives of Roads and Transport Authority in Sharjah, and Sharjah Asset Management Company.

The event was attended by representatives of private sector companies such as Karim, Nomad Capital, Howden Insurance Brokerage, Lloyds Bank and the Energy Center EST “Lab” of the University of Applied Sciences in Turin.

Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Chairman and CEO of the UAE Independent Accelerators Commission on Climate Change, said in her speech at the opening of the event: “UAE Independent Accelerators for Climate Change is leading the way with promising actions on climate change. The engine and driving force that supports startups needs to be carefully integrated with the innovative projects we support to expand the scope of its work, including facilitating communication with potential partners, providing access to appropriate funding mechanisms or advocating for change. Approved Mechanisms and Structures.

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He added: “I believe that PicyHack will pave the way for constructive dialogue and exchange of ideas, and provide clear and thoughtful results that will help us create a road map that will allow companies like Peec Mobility to continue their journey to growth and prosperity. It allowed participants and industry experts to discuss ideas and research avenues for recycling now gasoline-powered vehicles as an effective and sustainable alternative to purchasing new electric cars.

For his part, Zach Wiesel, founder of Peak Mobility, said: “Our partnership with the UAE Independent Accelerators for Climate Change is a confirmation of the country’s vision to strengthen its global leadership in the field of sustainability, and we are proud and delighted. Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Chairman and CEO of Independent Accelerators At the helm, Policy Hackin was chosen as the first startup to launch its series, and we are grateful for the opportunity and we believe this partnership will have a positive impact on the UAE’s sustainability goals.

He added: “We are now at a critical point for the future of future generations, because it depends on the technological decisions we want to implement and the structures and mechanisms we want to change, and we will be responsible for these decisions in 7 years. Now, therefore we have to take appropriate measures at the present time, which is the only way to achieve practical and quick solutions.

Peec Mobility has succeeded in providing tangible financial and environmental benefits at a low cost for the process of converting fuel-powered vehicles to electricity. Among the topics discussed at the conference were: “Limitations related to current licensing and regulatory frameworks related to the conversion of electric vehicles from petrol”, in addition to “Potential risks for insurance providers when insuring vehicles converted from petrol to electric”, and “Improving the skills of maintenance staff and training them to maintain electric cars”. ” and “expanding the scope of conversion of fuel-powered vehicles to electric vehicles and its use in various sectors in addition to public transport” .”

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