HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) inaugurated the sixth World Green Economy Summit (WGES) at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The opening ceremony was attended by HE Azali Assoumani, President of the Comoros, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Chairman of WGES, Ban Ki-moon, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations; François Hollande, Former President of France; Felipe Calderón, Former President of Mexico; Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of Australia, and HE Ovais Sarmad, Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
“The sixth World Green Economy Summit’s theme is ‘Innovative Technologies for a Sustainable Economy,’ and derives its agenda from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum forward-thinking directives to balance economic growth with the sustainability of natural and environmental resources,” said HE Saeed Al Tayer in his keynote speech.
“This supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030, UAE Centennial 2071, UAE Vision 2021, UAE Green Agenda 2030, Dubai Plan 2021, and Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050.
“Within this framework, our achievements, projects and initiatives continue to strengthen the UAE's pioneering position in the use of clean and renewable energy globally.”