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Summit to put spotlight on green economy

World Green Economy Summit ... set to be held on October 6 and 7 this year.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) and the World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO) will be organising the seventh World Green Economy Summit (WGES) on October 6 and 7 at the Expo 2020 Dubai.

Announcing this, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, and Chairman of WGES, said this year’s summit will be held in conjunction with the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (Wetex) and Dubai Solar Show.

The sixth WGES in 2019 had attracted several local and global high-profile participation, including heads of states and governments, as well as many international prominent speakers, in addition to official dignitaries and representatives from government organisations, academia, experts and the media.

“Accelerating the shift towards a green economy requires concerted efforts. WGES is a major platform that supports international cooperation in addressing global challenges and promoting sustainable development,” remarked Al Tayer.

According to him, the summit supports the UAE’s efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030, the Emirates Green Agenda 2030, and the Dubai Energy Strategy 2050.

“In the UAE, several key initiatives have accelerated the pace of a green economy. Transformational projects such as building solar power plants, encouraging the use of environment-friendly electric vehicles, digitisation, as well as building sustainable, low-carbon urban communities demonstrate the UAE’s position as a global hub for a green economy,” he added.