DUBAI, 26th August, 2023 (WAM) — The World Green Economy Organization (WGEO), Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Dubai Supreme Council for Energy (DSCE) have announced that the 9th World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2023 28-29 in November at the Madinat Jumierah Conference Center. This will come just ahead of the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (COP28), which will be hosted by the UAE at Dubai Expo City from 30 November to 12 December 2023.
“Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Global Green Economy Summit has emerged as an ideal platform that brings together experts and specialists from various fields of the green economy from around the world to exchange experiences and knowledge and discuss new ideas and initiatives,” said Mohamed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Energy Council, MD and CEO of DEWA and Chairman of WGEO.
“The goal is to stimulate investment in the green economy, develop sustainable solutions to environmental problems and promote innovation to support sustainable development and balance economic growth and environmental sustainability. The 9th World Green Economy Summit is significant because it took place right before COP28. UAE. In the vision of wise leaders and leadership, the UAE has become one of the pioneers in climate change and the transition to a green economy, thereby supporting global efforts to combat climate change and achieve sustainable development.
“WGES supports the UAE’s efforts to promote the green economy worldwide, promote international cooperation and partnership between the government and the private sector, and encourage investment in sustainable projects. WGES also aims to discuss the acceleration of green ecosystems and smart cities, explore the impact of technology on the green economy, and support innovation in various industries.
Al Tayer emphasized that the participation of policymakers, the business sector and other actors has an important role in shaping the global climate agenda and accelerating progress on the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate through negotiations, capacity building, knowledge sharing and partnerships. He noted that WGES supports dialogue and strengthens partnerships to address global challenges and accelerate the transition to a sustainable green economy.
The 8th WGES, held last year under the theme “Leadership on Climate Action through Collaboration: A Roadmap to Zero”, featured more than 20 panel discussions and workshops featuring world personalities, senior officials, decision makers, opinion leaders and heads of international institutions and organizations . They shared their insights and knowledge of best practices to facilitate the transition to a sustainable green economy.
Translated by Gihane Fawzi.
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