World Future Energy Summit, the world’s leading business event for clean energy and sustainability, part of Abu Dhabi sustainability week, has signed agreements with the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, Bee’ah and EDF renewables
The event, which provides the perfect platform to showcase clean energy and sustainable projects, initiatives and developments for the Middle East, returns to Abu Dhabi’s National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, hosted by Masdar, from 17-19 January 2022.
By bringing together the world’s most innovative technology leaders with the most powerful investors and deal makers from the Middle East and Africa, the 2022 World Future Energy Summit is an ideal and timely launch pad to accelerate sustainable development.
In 2022, World Future Energy Summit will host exhibitions and forums across clean energy and sustainability: Energy, Water, Solar, EcoWASTE, Smart Cities and Climate & Environment. It will also host Climate Innovations Exchange (CLIX) which connects global start-ups to investors, and a dedicated Sustainability Business Connect programme to help connect exhibitors to qualified buyers from the Middle East and North Africa looking for technology and services for their projects.
Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, the UAE’s minister of energy and infrastructure, said, “The UAE has set itself some seriously ambitious medium and long-term environmental targets and put in motion a strategic plan which will facilitate clean power generation and increased energy efficiency while catering for our fast economic growth. Despite the challenges, we are already making significant progress as we work to achieve the goals set forth in the UAE National Energy Strategy 2050. The enormous investments we are now witnessing in clean energy, energy efficiency, carbon reduction and sustainable, secure water supplies provide a clear path for the UAE’s future development as a global force for driving sustainability.”
According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), by the year 2050, sustainably produced electricity will have become the world’s most important energy carrier. Electricity’s share of final energy use is forecast to increase from 21% today to 60% in 2050, a three-fold rise achievable through significant efforts to electrify our economies.
Bee’ah, headquartered in Sharjah, is the Middle East’s sustainability pioneer and has more than 10,000 employees across its operations in UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Khaled Al Huraimel, the group’s CEO, said, “Everyone at Bee’ah is committed to a sustainable, environmentally viable future, and we share a common goal to set the standard for sustainable living in urban communities across the UAE and beyond,” he added.
Grant Tuchten, group event director for World Future Energy Summit, remarked, “The World Future Energy Summit’s role in bringing together global innovation, technology and expertise with the region’s major stakeholders has never been more timely to accelerate the growth of clean energy and sustainability. By creating the perfect platform to meet and share knowledge, discuss partnership opportunities and source solutions, we are fulfilling our mission to help businesses to operate cleanly and sustainably.”