Global leaders for Abu Dhabi green energy meet
Abu Dhabi, January 8, 2013
Industry leaders and government officials from key renewable energy markets will gather in Abu Dhabi next week for the sixth World Future Energy Summit (WFES), the leading platform for renewable energy innovation.
WFES will run January 15 to 17 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre as a part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.
Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, chief executive officer and managing director of Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company and host of WFES and the International Water Summit said: “As we work towards a sustainable future, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and its participating events is the UAE’s effort to take a holistic approach to the global challenges of economic development as well as energy and water security.”
“The global strength and importance of the World Future Energy Summit as a platform for discussion, investment and innovation in the renewable energy sector is demonstrated by the high-level participation of leaders from the public and private sector,” said Dr Al Jaber.
The conference programme includes four high-level ministerial panels. The first, ‘Sustainable Energy For All,’ continues the United Nation’s theme for 2012 which was launched by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at last year’s WFES and will be moderated by Kandeh Yumkella, Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.
Other Ministerial Panels will discuss ‘Sustainable Development,’ ‘Renewable Energy Policy Revolution in Economically Challenging Times’ and the ‘Water-Energy Nexus’.
WFES 2013 will be co-located with the inaugural International Water Summit, also hosted by Masdar.
The event will also be the host venue for the prestigious biennial International Renewable Energy Conference. The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week will open with the third session of the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). – TradeArabia News Service