Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MoEI) will take part in the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2022 which will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC).
The evaluation of the UAE’s accomplishments in the energy sector, as well as the most notable creative, trailblazing projects and efforts in the sector, particularly those related to clean energy, will occur during the event, which runs from October 31st to November 3rd.
“The Ministry’s participation in ADIPEC comes as a way to boost its leading position regionally and globally to exchange experience and knowledge. This will serve the UAE’s efforts to diversify energy sources, achieving net zero, and enhancing opportunities for cooperation between policy and decision-makers in the energy sector, to support the development of a sustainable, safe and low-cost energy system,” Mr. Sharif Al Olama, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure for the Energy and Petroleum Sector, remarked.
The MoEI official further added, “As part of its participation, the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure will shed light on the UAE’s achievements in the energy sector, especially clean energy, and its unique efforts in environmental sustainability and facing climate change. It will also highlight its future goals that are in line with the “Principles of the Fiftieth,” and effective steps, procedures and ambitious initiatives which support the UAE’s march towards global leadership in energy, sustainability and climate change with a foresight of achieving the goals of the UAE Centennial 2071.”
In line with the astute leadership of the UAE in advancing security, sustainability, energy efficiency, and affordability, Mr. Al Olama noted that the Ministry has been eager to actively engage in ADIPEC, one of the most significant international exhibitions and conferences concerned with the energy sector.
According to the Under-Secretary, the most recent ADIPEC meeting is significant since it takes place one week before the beginning of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which is being held by Egypt.
Mr. Al Olama stated that “It also comes a year before the UAE hosts the COP 28 and is in line with the global challenges facing the sector, especially the energy supply. The UAE has a clear futuristic approach to achieving net zero, conserving the environment and natural resources, and moving forward with its related plans. For this reason, the UAE announced in October 2021 its strategic initiative for achieving net zero by 2050, making the UAE the first country in the MENA region to announce this goal.”
“During the past period, we have worked vigorously according to the guidance of our wise leaders, to promote the energy sector, especially the clean energy sector, by unifying the efforts and capabilities to boost the status of the country and enable sustainable growth in the sector. We are confidently moving forward to more achievements for the next fifty years.” the Under-Secretary continued.
Mr. Al Olama stressed that considering that climate change is one of the most significant concerns at the national, regional, and global levels, the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure is closely collaborating with various federal and municipal authorities to reach the net-zero target.