Abu Dhabi’s ADSW to kick start in January focusing green recovery

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) Summit will take place virtually in January, focusing on exploring social, economic and technological opportunities to attain green recovery after the COVID-19.

The global platform ADSW summit, intending to accelerate sustainable development hosted by Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar will take place on January 19 and registration is now open.

The ADSW Summit will conduct three sessions, focusing on the key factors ‘Live & Move’, ‘Care & Engage’ and ‘Work & Invest’. Due to the current situation, all the events related to the summit will take place virtually from January 18 to 21 and the complete physical program of ADSW will only return in 2022.

Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi
Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi
CEO – Masdar

“The ADSW Summit along with Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week’s other high-level events will help set the global sustainability agenda for the year ahead, a year when sustainability will be at the center of the post-COVID-19 discussion. By bringing together world leaders from government, industry and technology, we have an opportunity to accelerate the energy transition and demonstrate that green growth goes hand-in-hand with economic growth.”

Governments across the globe are being urged to align their economic recovery efforts with sustainable development initiatives. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency’s forecast, doubling annual global energy transition investments to $2 trillion in the next three years can aid to boost global GDP by 1 percent.

Besides the Summit, ADSW will host a series of virtual events which include the Irena Assembly, Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum, Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum and the World Future Energy Summit Forums.

Masdar will also host the Youth Dialogue Week, which will bring youth from around the world virtually to discuss how their active participation can implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the UAE’s 50-Year Development Plan.

ADSW’s 2021 agenda will focus on the steps required to drive the sustainability development goals and will address the challenges of energy transition during the pandemic.

Last year’s event welcomed about 45,000 attendees from over 170 countries, including the UAE’s leadership, 10 heads of state, 180 international ministers and over 500 representatives from the world’s media.