Abu Dhabi: Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, Special Envoy for Climate Change, and Chairman of Masdar, has stated that the 15th edition of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) will feature a series of high-level sessions focused on the key priorities for sustainable development ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28).
ADSW is a global initiative spearheaded by the UAE and its clean energy powerhouse Masdar to promote sustainable development, with sustainability serving as a critical pillar of the UAE’s economic and social progress.
The UAE minister added that “ADSW can serve as an ideal platform to accelerate the adoption of clean technologies and put partnerships together that can take them to scale around the world, leaving no one behind.”
ADSW will be held from January 14 to 19, 2023, with the theme “United on Climate Action Towards Cop28.” ADSW 2023 will be the first international sustainability gathering of the year that lead discussion and debate around climate action in the run-up to COP28.
The summit, hosted by Masdar, will concentrate on relevant topics including food and water security, energy access, industrial decarbonization, health, and climate adaptation.
ADSW 2023 will feature for the first time a Green Hydrogen Summit, which is hosted by Masdar’s green hydrogen business.
The summit will also feature programs to engage youth in climate action, such as the Youth 4 Sustainability platform’s Y4S Hub, which aims to attract 3,000 young people, as well as the annual forum for Masdar’s Women in Sustainability, Environment, and Renewable Energy (WiSER) platform, giving women a greater voice in the debate.