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ADSW Summit provides platform for global leaders to discuss world’s sustainability agenda

ADSW Summit provides platform for global leaders to discuss world’s sustainability agenda
Monday 17 January , 2022
By Marwa Nassar - -

The virtual Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) Summit on January 17 provides a platform for global leaders to discuss the latest trends shaping the world’s sustainability agenda.

The ADSW Summit brings together heads of state, senior policymakers, CEOs, entrepreneurs and members of academia to identify pathways to accelerate global leadership, economic development and the implementation of the technologies and innovations needed to deliver the world’s climate and sustainability goals.

To reflect the principles of ADSW, the Summit will focus on Global Collaboration and Leadership, Economic Development, and Technology and Innovation.

The ADSW Summit will bring together global leaders to engage in dialogue and outline actions to achieve a net-zero future. Delivering global net zero commitments and the journey to the COP28 climate change conference will be key topics for discussion at the ADSW Summit.

The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) is a global platform for accelerating the world’s sustainable development. The week brings together a unique fusion of policy makers, industry specialists, technology pioneers and the next generation of sustainability leaders to engage in dialogue and take action to advance the global sustainability agenda.

Through initiatives and events, ADSW is committed to the sharing of knowledge, implementation of strategies and the delivery of real-world solutions that drive human progress. As a manifestation of the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) proactive, forward thinking approach to sustainability and mitigating the impact of climate change, ADSW aims to further our understanding of the major social, economic and technology trends shaping the world today.

The critical importance of sustainability has been further reinforced during the pandemic. While the impact of COVID-19 has taught us how truly fragile our world can be, it has also demonstrated the power we possess, when working together, to overcome global challenges.

“The ADSW provides us a timely opportunity to exchange views on our collective response, and the urgent steps needed. I thank His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for inviting me to speak at the Summit.”

The hosting of ADSW is a key component in the UAE’s positioning as a regional and global leader in sustainability and climate action. Last October, the UAE announced its Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative, a national drive to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, the first such initiative in the MENA region. The UAE was also the first Arab country to set voluntary clean energy targets, and the first Gulf state to sign the Paris Agreement.

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