Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (January 13-17) will be the most important event held in the Middle East on sustainable development, with participants from 150 countries.

In a couple of hours, the world’s deserts receive more energy from the sun than humankind consumes in a year [1], so it is a fitting setting for such a gathering, especially since the UAE prides itself on having the most sustainable city in the world – Masdar City.

With more than 30,000 anticipated participants, the week will have something for all – business opportunities, new technologies, financial challenges, investment solutions and fruitful partnerships.

Participants can choose to attend up to 5 distinct conferences and many other events during the week. Among them, the annual World Future Energy Summit (WFES), the International Water Summit (IWS), the International Renewable Energy Conference (ADIREC), the Young Future Energy Leaders programme, roundtable discussions, technology showcases, industry seminars, corporate meetings and many exhibitions focusing on energy and the environment.

Article by Silvia Pelham

[1] See KNIES, G & TRIEB, Franz – “Sun cheaper than oil” (2006)