Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), the global platform for accelerating sustainable development, hosted by Masdar, will be held from 18th to 21st January 2021 and reimagined virtually.
ADSW 2021 will feature a series of high-level virtual events, including the ADSW Summit, IRENA Assembly, Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum, Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum, Youth 4 Sustainability Virtual Forums and the World Future Energy Summit Webinars.
Taking place virtually on 19th January, Masdar will host the ADSW Summit, which will over three two-hour sessions focus on the pillars of "Live & Move," "Care & Engage," and "Work & Invest," with each pillar exploring social, economic and technological opportunities to achieve a ‘green recovery’ post COVID-19.
Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Special Envoy for Climate Change and Chairman of Masdar, said: "As our economies and industries begin to recover from the impact of the global pandemic, we have an opportunity to set ambitious goals, invest in new technologies and put the necessary policies in place that will deliver a sustainable recovery."
"Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week embodies the UAE’s proactive and forward-thinking approach to climate change and sustainability and underlines the UAE’s role as a responsible, solutions oriented global citizen, enabling dialogue to be turned into action," he added, state news agency WAM reported.
Dr. Al Jaber will be delivering a keynote speech at the ADSW Summit, which will feature more than 70 high-level speakers from around the world, including Prince Albert II of Monaco, Head of State, Principality of Monaco, who will give a keynote speech on national resilience in the context of Covid-19.
For his part, Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Minister of State and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), said" "The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week is a testament and extension of ADGM’s commitment towards fulfilling the UAE and Abu Dhabi’s vision of an innovative, sustainable, and knowledge-based economy.
Also, Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, ADSW’s Principal Partner, said that the "social and economic challenges posed by Covid-19 have emphasized the need to act collectively to push the sustainability agenda and scale up the green transition as an engine for a healthy recovery."
"Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week is an ideal platform to deploy the strength of the global community as it brings together world leaders and industry experts to discuss the most pressing issues that impact our environment and sustainable growth."
According to WAM, the 2020 edition of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week hosted around 45,000 attendees from 170 countries, with more than 500 high-level speakers from around the world.