Abu Dhabi DoE to highlight UAE’s role in sustainability during ADSW 2022

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) has planned to hold a full agenda of events and activities during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2022 as a Principal Partner to highlight the DoE’s role in enhancing the energy sector in the emirate and promoting sustainable systems.

ADSW, hosted by Masdar, will take place from January 15th to 19th, 2022. The DoE plans to shed light on the Abu Dhabi Energy Sector and its role in a series of activities and events that also highlight the Department’s efforts to engage the community in the emirate’s sustainability system.

The Summit and industry forums will feature several high-ranking DoE officials, as well as a series of discussions that will bring attendees together with professionals, alongside the DoE platform, which will showcase projects, activities, and programs.

ADSW 2022 will be the first major sustainability event after the COP26 climate change conference, and will act as a global catalyst for COP27, which will be held in Egypt in 2022, and COP28, which will be hosted by the UAE in 2023.

DoE Chairman His Excellency Eng. Awaidha Murshed Al Marar will deliver a keynote address at the virtual ADSW Summit on January 17, as well as the opening speech for the Youth4Sustainability (Y4S) platform.

The DoE will also have a presence at Women in Sustainability, Environment, and Renewable Energy (WiSER) Forum. Topics on the agenda include hydrogen, the energy transition, water self-sufficiency, demand-side management, renewable energy, and various other relevant subjects.

The hosting of ADSW is a key component in the UAE’s positioning as a regional and global leader in sustainability and climate action. In October 2021, the UAE unveiled its Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative, the first such initiative in the MENA region. In addition, the UAE was the first Arab country to set voluntary clean energy targets, and the first Gulf state to sign the Paris Agreement.

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