8th edition of WGES to focus on green economy & future net-zero goals

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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The 8th World Green Economy Summit (WGES), organized by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the World Green Economy Organization (WGEO), will be held on 28th and 29th September 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

The WGES will focus on decarbonizing energy systems, the environmental, social and corporate governance strategy, mobilizing investment for green growth, promoting sustainable transport and mobility networks, future-proofing the built environment, developing innovative technologies to support low-carbon transition, robust and resilient value chains, and engaging the next generation in making net-zero a reality.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

“The objectives of WGES align with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s directives on the need to balance economic growth and the sustainability of natural and environmental resources. WGES also supports the efforts of the UAE to host the 28th Conference of the Parties by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) at the Dubai Expo City in 2023. It also supports the UAE’s efforts to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030, the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net-Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100 percent of Dubai’s total power capacity from clean energy sources by 2050.”

WGES will bring together intellectuals, government institutions, and major corporates as well as leaders of sustainability funding from around the world. This is to exchange best practices and explore the green and fair economy theoretically and practically. WGES will engage all society members and empower youth to play an influential role in creating a sustainable future.

Since its launch in 2014, WGES has made significant development and achievements by adopting policies, plans and initiatives to enhance international cooperation between participants from business leaders and global experts from the public and private sectors.

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