World Future Energy Summit 2021 introduces new Climate and Environment Expo & Forum

World Future Energy SummitPartnering with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), the Climate Change and Environment Expo & Forum brings together experts and leaders to accelerate climate action

 

The expo and forum will be held from 5-7 April 2021 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), bringing together thought leaders, technology providers, policymakers, researchers, and innovators responsible for developing the framework to mitigate climate change challenges. The event will showcase recent advancements and fresh perspectives to achieve local and global climate resilience.

The Climate and Environment Forum & Expo is intended to drive the UAE's sustainable development in line with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), maintaining the nation's position as a global leader of climate and environmental action. 

Eng Fahed Al Hammadi, acting assistant undersecretary for the Green Development and Climate Change Sector at MOCCAE, explained, “The introduction of the Climate and Environment Expo & Forum is a testament to the UAE’s continued prominent role in the global conversation on climate change, climate resilience, and sustainable development. Climate change remains an existential threat to the continuity of life on planet Earth. Convening top government representatives and decision makers of the world to address the issue with all its economic, social, and environmental dimensions.”

“As the world’s leading event and marketplace for future energy, cleantech, and sustainability, we felt it was an essential evolution to introduce a dedicated forum and expo to address climate change within the World Future Energy Summit,” said Grant Tuchten, group event director – World Future Energy Summit.

The World Future Energy Summit will run a climate and environment webinar on 20 January 2021, focusing on stimulating economies. The webinar will host select government and industry experts to examine the opportunities a shift towards a low carbon economy brings. 

In 2019, climate disasters cost the world economy more than US$150bn and their frequency was expected to increase in 2020. The economic cost of fossil-fuelled air pollution amounted to US$2.9 trillion in 2018- 3.3% of global GPD, now costing US$8bn every day.

The Global Commission on Adaptation report suggested investing US$1.8 trillion from 2020 to 2030 on climate change adaptation could bring a worldwide return of US$7.1 trillion in net benefits. The report highlighted where investment is needed most: early warning systems, climate-resilient infrastructure, water resources, dry land agriculture, and mangrove protection; all of which will form the key aspects of the new Climate and Environment Expo & Forum agenda. 

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