World Green Economy Summit to focus on sustainable economic development

al tayer 2jThe steering committee of the sixth edition of World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2019 has announced that the forthcoming edition of WGES will be held from 20-21 October in Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre

Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, WGES 2019 is organised by World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO) and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) in collaboration with international partners, under a new theme – ‘Innovative Technologies for a Sustainable Economy.’

WGES will be held in conjunction with the 21st edition of Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and the fourth edition of Dubai Solar Show and the sixth edition of the Green Week.

This year, the summit is set to focus on three major pillars including sustainable development, international cooperation towards a green economy system and adoption of green innovative solutions across varied sectors.

The steering committee of the sixth edition of WGES held a meeting to discuss the objectives, agenda and pillars of the summit that will focus on supporting sustainable development journey, increasing international collaboration to move into a global economy and adopting green systems and latest innovation.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, vice-chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, managing director and CEO of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and chairman of WGES, said, “The summit is in line with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to promote sustainable development in the UAE, which is a vital aspect of the UAE Centennial 2071, for the UAE to be the best country in the world by that date.”

“Additionally, the summit aligns well with the UAE Vision 2021, Dubai Plan 2021 as well as our continuous pursuit to achieve the goals of Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 which indicates that seven per cent of Dubai's total power output will be derived from clean energy by 2020, rising to 25 per cent by 2030 and 75 per cent by 2050, that will ensure Dubai becomes a global hub for the green economy.”

Al Tayer added, “In line with the green and sustainable development efforts, the summit’s agenda derives from the visionary directives, principles and commandments laid out by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in ‘The 50-Year Charter,’ the ‘Eight Principles of Governance’ in Dubai and the ‘10 Commandments of Governance’ as detailed in His Highness’s latest book, Qissati (My Story), chronicling His Highness’s 50 years of National service.”

During the meeting, opinions and suggestions to advance the summit were discussed in addition to key success factors that will drive the growth of green economy and sustainable development which will help in diversifying the sources of energy, particularly the clean energy. Also, opinions and ideas on the agenda of the forthcoming summit were discussed. In addition, the meeting also looked at key speakers, participants, seminars to be held, as well as comments raised by teams.

Al Tayer was briefed on the advancements being made to attract global influential participants, from ministers to senior government officials to opinion leaders from private and public sectors and experts in green economy and sustainable development and advanced technologies.

He further stressed the need for enhancing communication and continuous coordination between the financial, logistics, and media committees to ensure the event’s success.

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