Dubai reveals theme of World Green Economy Summit 2022

File picture of a previous edition of the summit used for illustrative purpose only

Dubai: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO) on Saturday announced that the theme of the upcoming 8th World Green Economy Summit (WGES) is ‘Climate Action Leadership through Collaboration: The Roadmap to Net-zero’. The theme reflects the UAE’s vision of advancing climate action, strengthening partnerships and international efforts to achieve climate goals.

WGES will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on September 28 and 29 at Dubai World Trade Centre. The Summit will discuss cooperation and exchange of knowledge and experience among stakeholders and international and regional organisations from the public and private sectors. The aim is to accelerate climate initiatives and ensure a smooth transition towards a green economy.

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Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA and Chairman of the WGES, will hold a press conference on Tuesday to reveal details of this year’s edition of the Summit, which will focus on four main topics: Energy, Finance, Food Security, and Youth.

It will host officials, experts and specialists from around the world. WGES 2022 supports preparations to host the 27th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP27) which will be held in Egypt in November this year and COP28 which will be held in the UAE next year. COP is the most important international event that focuses on climate action agendas. It strengthens the UAE’s leadership in climate action.

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Al Tayer said: “The World Green Economy Summit continues its role as an ideal platform to exchange experiences, strengthen cooperation, align initiatives and coordinate regional and global efforts to pave the path for a sustainable future and achieve net zero emissions. The Summit will bring together prominent global decision-makers and experts to discuss the current and future needs to consolidate the foundations of a green economy.”

He added: “It also supports the UAE’s efforts in adopting the best practices for sustainability and green innovations, which will help balance economic growth and protect natural resources, while focusing on renewable and clean energy solutions.”