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ACWA Power to participate in MENA Climate Week 2023 in Riyadh

The company will also host a panel session at the event. (Image source: ACWA Power)

ACWA Power is a green sponsor for the MENA Climate Week 2023 in Riyadh, which is being held from 8-12 October this year. By Sania Aziz

ACWA Power will showcase its technology in the space of clean energy, water desalination and green hydrogen solutions in Saudi Arabia and the wider Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia.

The MENA Climate Week 2023 is hosted by the government of Saudi Arabia, under the guidance of the Ministry of Energy, in coordination with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) and its partners. The event is being held in the runup to the UN COP28 in the United Arab Emirates and will inform the Global Stocktake discussion that is due to assess progress made towards the Paris Agreement.

Senior executives from ACWA Power will participate in several discussions throughout the five-day event, with spokespeople including CEO Marco Arcelli; vice-chairman and managing director Raad Al Saady; chief corporate affairs, Strategy and Sustainability Rehan Baig; and executive director of ESG Abdurahman Alsum.

Additionally, ACWA Power will also host a panel discussion on 9 October titled ‘Accelerating Climate Action: Towards a Sustainable Future’, to discuss the innovative strategies, policies, and technologies that can drive rapid progress in tackling climate change, renewable energy deployment, energy efficiency, circular carbon economy practices, and sustainability at large.

Commenting on the announcement, Marco Arcelli, CEO at ACWA Power, said: “ACWA Power is proud to participate as a green sponsor in MENA Climate Week in Riyadh, a pivotal event within the COP28 initiative by the United Nations.”

"This reaffirms ACWA Power's unwavering dedication to addressing climate change and driving forward innovative, sustainable energy solutions for Saudi Arabia, the region and globally at large, showcasing its key role in advancing the clean energy agenda,” he added.