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Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week begins tomorrow


(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM))

ABU DHABI 17th January 2016 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) an Abu Dhabi government initiative to address the interconnected challenges affecting energy water and sustainable development is opening tomorrow at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

ADSW the Middle East's largest gathering on sustainability is built around four key platforms: Policy Leadership Business and Awareness. These platforms will be reflected in the activities announcements and conversations taking place throughout this year's programme.

Hosted by Masdar - Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company ADSW is a global platform that addresses challenges and opportunities of sustainable development the wider adoption of renewable energy and water security.

This is the first global gathering where the adoption of renewable energy and sustainable development can be further advanced following the Paris Climate Conference in December. It is set to reinforce the economic opportunity behind clean energy adoption and climate change mitigation.

More than 33000 attendees are expected from 170 countries including 60 ministers of state. ADSW comprises the World Future Energy Summit International Water Summit and EcoWaste as well as the general assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

The Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto will deliver the keynote address at the opening ceremony. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will also address the summit.

Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al-Jaber UAE Minister of State will give welcome speech at the conference which is aimed at turning the ambitious goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into practical and innovative policy investment technology and partnership solutions with a focus on identifying actions that can be taken by both the public and private sectors.

The event will also host the awards ceremony of the eighth edition of the Zayed Future Energy Prize and will feature Abu Dhabi Global Action Day.


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