Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week to host special edition at COP28. The event will be held on December 4 at the Connect Conference Centre, Expo City Dubai.
04 December 2023, 12:00 AM
04 December 2023, 12:00 AM
The next edition of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), a global initiative championed by the UAE and its clean energy powerhouse Masdar, will be held at the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28).
ADSW will play a critical role in maintaining worldwide climate momentum at COP28, by enabling impactful and inclusive dialogue between all global stakeholders, translating pledges into practical solutions for a net-zero future.
The ADSW Summit, taking place on December 4 at the Connect Conference Centre, Expo City Dubai, will be held under the theme of "United on Climate Action at COP28", and will bring together forward-thinking leaders from the public sector, civil society, and business to identify ways to accelerate the just transition to a net-zero future.
Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer, Masdar, stated: "This special edition of ADSW provides an important occasion to highlight the UAE's Year of Sustainability at COP28 and reflects the legacy of climate action that Masdar's global initiative, ADSW, continues to spearhead. We are proud to host this unique ADSW at COP28 and look forward to welcoming key stakeholders in sustainability and clean energy as we look to drive positive change to tackle the world's most urgent and pressing challenges together."
Hosted on COP28's thematic finance day, the summit will address issues such as investing for inclusion and climate finance, and identify pathways to accelerate sustainable development around the world.
Throughout COP28, ADSW will provide a bridge for thought leadership by hosting events in both the blue and green zones, enabling timely and relevant climate action conversation and debate to accredited parties, observer delegates and the general public.
In the Green Zone, the ADSW Partnership Hub will run a series of structured collaborative activities that will encourage participants to exchange ideas and build successful business relationships. In the evenings, the hub will host networking receptions for attendees to wind down, connect and share climate action thoughts.
ADSW's virtual content platform; ADSW Live will be streaming a series of interviews live and direct from the Green Zone, capturing daily reaction to climate discussions, and sharing timely, relevant sustainability-oriented content wrap-ups.
ADSW at COP28 will also feature the WiSER initiative. WiSER is committed to positioning women and girls as drivers of change and innovation, in addition to ensuring their voices are heard across the sustainability debate. WiSER will work on a series of activations across COP28.
"Youth 4 Sustainability", a Masdar initiative which invests in and actively supports the development of young people to become the sustainability leaders of tomorrow, will be hosting the Y4S Forum on December 8.
ADSW at COP28 confirmed sponsors include the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Investcorp and HSBC.