In a world dominated by self-interest and an endless chase of shortcuts to win the prize where quid pro quo is a rule rather than an exception, voluntary acts that are exclusively intended to serve the greater good tend to grab the attention of the world towards critical issues.
Considering the drastically changing global landscape, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week has taken a comprehensive approach to align more closely with the UAE Vision 2021 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is considered to be the largest sustainability gathering in the Middle East which addresses serious issues like global energy challenge, poverty eradication, the relationship between economic development and sustainability, energy security, climate change and water scarcity. In addition to addressing the associated challenges that influence the wide-spread ratification of sustainable development and clean energy, ADSW encourages practical outcomes for carving a path towards worldwide sustenance that includes global industry platforms like the World Future Energy Summit.
With speakers from all around the world like HRH Willem-Alexander (King of Netherlands), HE Joao Lourenco, (President of Republic of Angola), HE Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (President of Mali) and HE Armen Sarkissiam (President of Armenia), the annual World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi has brought together governments and business leaders, 800 specialist exhibitors and 33,500 visitors from 170 countries.
As a global hub for business, innovation and knowledge exchange at the heart of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, the World Future Energy Summit inspires the advancement and transfer of ideas, technology and investment across borders and between the public and private sectors worldwide, helping stimulate sustainable growth for all stakeholders.
ADSW aims at hosting a range of policy events and panel discussions to stimulate debates on the most pressing issues driving the sustainability agenda. Along with award ceremonies to recognize innovations in sustainability, it also focuses on youth activities to equip the next generation of leaders with the skills to pursue a future in sustainability and an array of networking and business opportunities to promote collaboration and accelerate the deployment of sustainable solutions needed to tackle the world’s energy, water and climate challenges.
The pillars of ADSW are also going to address energy and climate change, water and food, future of mobility, space, biotechnology in health, tech for good. Other topics like Artificial Intelligence, youth and community are soon to be a part of ADSW’s 2020 programmes.