Dubai, UAE: The 8th World Green Economy Summit (WGES) was supported by 12 local and international sponsors including Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) Group, Emirates Global Aluminum, Dragon Oil, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), Emirates NBD, National Bonds Corporation, Dubal Holding, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO), Dubai Green Fund, Moro Hub (Data Hub Integrated Solutions LLC) and BMW.
WGES was held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. It is organized by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), the World Green Economy Organization (WGEO) and the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy on 28th and 29th September 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Deputy Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, MD&CEO of DEWA and Chairman of the WGEOcommended the sponsors of the summit and stressed the importance of strengthening international partnerships in tackling global challenges, supporting climate action, consolidating sustainability and accelerating the transition to a sustainable green economy to ensure a bright future for all.
“Thanks to the full support of wise leadership and combined local and global efforts, the Summit has grown into a major global platform, bringing together local and international VIPs, including Presidents and Government leaders, many speakers, officials, representatives of government organizations, media professionals, experts and academics. They share experiences and discuss strategies and effective solutions for climate change adaptation and mitigation, climate neutrality and related global ambitions,” he said AlTayr.
“In line with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, at ENOC we are committed to investing in young people to achieve sustainable development in all our operations. As we play a critical and dynamic role in the sustainable growth of our country’s economy, participating in conversations on climate change and supporting a world-class event like the World Green Economy Summit is a top priority for the group,” he said HE Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO at ENOC.
Emirates Global Aluminum
“Decarbonizing the global economy requires collaboration between nations and industries. Forums like the World Green Economy Summit provide a platform for this collaboration to grow and flourish, and we look forward to forging new partnerships and strengthening existing ones. We also look forward to celebrating achievements already made, such as our collaboration with DEWA to make EGA the first company in the world to produce aluminum powered by the sun,” he said Abdulnasser Bin Kalban, Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Global Aluminum.
“Energy companies have played an important role in meeting global energy needs as economies have expanded and populations have increased. Today, Dragon Oil mobilizes with industry to find solutions to global challenges such as climate change, population growth and urbanization, uncertainties caused by political disputes and economic headwinds. We believe that with over a century of experience and know-how combined with advances in technology, the energy industry will transform into a more efficient and cleaner industry and retain its presence in the energy value chain,” he said Ali Al Jarwan, CEO of Dragon Oil.
“The World Green Economy Summit is a global strategic platform that brings together influential leaders and decision-makers in the fields of supporting the green economy and promoting energy efficiency and conservation. Empower, the world’s largest provider of district cooling services, aims to continue supporting and actively participating in this summit to implement its qualitative efforts in line with the fourth industrial revolution and its contributions in the field of green transformation and the use of digital technologies and AI applications,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower.
“As the leading banking group in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, we are proud to be the Platinum Sponsors of this year’s World Green Economy Summit, hosted under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister, takes place Ministers of the UAE and Rulers of Dubai. It is imperative for companies around the world to work together to rapidly address the sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow. Pursuing effective ESG initiatives requires each of us to rethink how we meet new challenges, and events like WGES provide significant opportunities for organizations to share their vision for change and prosperity. At Emirates NBD, we have a long history of integrating ESG into our core business practices. With our continued investments and efforts, we are confident of achieving our short- and long-term sustainability goals in line with those of the UAE government. We look forward to the summit and having impactful conversations with other industry leaders,” he said Ahmed Al Qassim, Group Head – Corporate and Institutional Banking at Emirates NBD.
National Bonds Corporation
“We are excited to be part of the 2022 edition of the World Green Economy Summit and look forward to connecting with like-minded partners who are passionate about green projects. As a Sharia-compliant company, we deeply believe that all companies and all industries have a responsibility to build a robust ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) quotient. Through a global platform like this, we have a real opportunity to find actionable solutions together and foster a deeper understanding of sustainability issues to encourage everyone to drive change,” he said Mohammed Qasim Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer, National Bonds Corporation.
“We are honored to be a sponsor of WGES 2022 as it aligns with our mission of promoting the transition to a sustainable green economy. Such platforms offer all stakeholders, including decision-makers, innovators, specialists and academics, the opportunity to create a framework to accelerate the transition and ensure a sustainable and prosperous future for all. Dubal Holding has invested in promising projects to promote the further development of sustainable technologies and contribute to the realization of a circular economy in Dubai. We are confident that this summit will help us expand our portfolio of green investments,” he said Ahmad Hamad Bin Fahad, CEO of Dubal Holding.
“I am pleased to welcome all participants and guests to WGES, one of the leading global forums on the green economy. It supports the broad acceptance and increased importance of green industrialization. The summit brings together experts from the fields of climate change, energy efficiency, performance contracting and financial institutions and offers a great opportunity to discuss strategies and effective solutions that will accelerate the transition to a sustainable green economy. The pooling of expertise at this event under one roof will enable us to find innovative solutions for clean and renewable energy projects that will support Dubai as a leading example of energy efficiency regionally and globally in line with the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100% of Dubai’s total electricity capacity from clean energy sources by 2050,” he said dr Waleed AlNuaimi, Acting CEO of Etihad ESCO.
Dubai Green Fund
“WGES provides a key platform for the Dubai Green Fund, the first-of-its-kind impact investment platform launched by the Government of Dubai to engage with the international and local community to explore green and sustainable investment opportunities , to discuss and identify technologies and solutions to support the transition to net zero in Dubai and globally,” he said Pinaki Aich, Chief Executive Officer of the Dubai Green Fund.
“Moro Hub is excited to be part of the 8th WGES. We have always been committed to sustainable development, and our state-of-the-art solutions and services are designed to promote green efficiency. In line with the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which aims to transform Dubai into a global clean energy hub by 2050, we will leverage our presence at WGES by showcasing our carbon neutral cloud and data center services alongside proven and integrated smart cities showcase solutions that enable government and enterprise customers to improve their operations and achieve net-zero goals. This collaboration with WGES is a strategic initiative that will accelerate the green economy and strengthen Dubai’s position as the green economy capital of the world,” he said Mohammad Bin Sulaiman, CEO of Moro Hub.
Partner for sustainable transport
“It is a great honor to be the WGES Sustainable Transport Partner while AGMC provides an award-winning fleet of BMW models to the prestigious attendees of this event. Sustainability is an important pillar of the BMW Group and we at AGMC are delighted to be part of one of the world’s leading global forums on the green economy. This Summit provides an ideal platform to be part of the broader conversation about achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, while inspiring the next generation through creative thinking to advance our collective sustainability initiatives. We look forward to the opportunity to continue collaborating with other leaders in the global sustainability effort and to showcase the developments in the sustainable mobility solutions industry at this year’s summit as we work together to create a more sustainable future, driven by value and green circular economy,” said Ayhan Olcer, CEO of BMW AGMC.
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