(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Thousands of officials and experts gathered here Sunday in the first day of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) to discuss common challenges affecting global adoption of renewable energy, water security and sustainable development.
ADSW, the Middle East's largest sustainability meeting, attracts some 30, 000 policy makers, private sector experts and scientific scholars from more than 150 countries.
They are taking part in a series of high-level discussions, panels and events that advance deployment of renewable energy and clean technology solutions.
Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) CEO Farouk Al-Zanki is representing Oil Minister Hani Hussein. Kuwait is also represented by Undersecretary of Ministry of Electricity and Water Khaled Al-Jassar.
"Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week is a testament to the legacy of sustainability instilled by our Founding Father, the late (UAE President) Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nuhayyan," said Dr. Sultan Ahmad Al-Jaber, CEO of Masdar, Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company.
"Today, sustainability lies at the core of the UAE's economic development and diversification plans. The UAE has always placed significant emphasis on addressing challenges we face as a global community. Through platforms like Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, we are driving collaboration, investment and the dialogue necessary to seriously address the challenges of energy and water security as well as sustainable development," added Al-Jaber.
The opening ceremony of ADSW will take place on January 15 alongside the sixth World Future Energy Summit, the fifth International Renewable Energy Conference and inaugural International Water Summit.