2nd World Green Economy Summit launches

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2nd World Green Economy Summit launches

2nd World Green Economy Summit launches

(Dubai) – Under H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Supreme Council of Energy, the second edition of the World Green Economy Summit (WGES) launched with over 2000 participants from 40 countries. The Summit is held from 22-23 April at Sheikh Maktoum Hall at the World Trade and Exhibition Centre in Dubai.
The event is being held under the patronage of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The Summit was attended today by Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad Minister of Environment & Water Resources, Government of UAE, Mohammed Abdul Rahim Al Ali, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defence, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Abdullah Al Shaibani, Secretary General of the Executive Council, Dr. Matar Hamed Al Neyadi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy of the United Arab Emirates, Nicolas Hulot, Special Envoy for Climate Change French Presidency, Dr. Adnan Z. Amin, Director General, IRENA, Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Saif Al Falasi, CEO of ENOC, and Ahmed Butti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.
A number of distinguished business leaders, government officials and reputable media individuals have also attended the opening ceremony.
In his opening speech, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, outlined the ongoing drive and determination Dubai is applying to achieve status as the ‘green economy capital of the world’ in line with the UAE Vision 2021.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said, “At the beginning, we are pleased to welcome you at the opening ceremony of the World Green Economy Summit 2015 in its second edition, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, and under the theme “Global Partnerships for Sustainable Future”.
The Summit is held this year to support the vision of Dubai to become the capital of the green economy by 2021. This vision can only be achieved with the support of partnerships between the public and private sectors in order to reach innovative and sustainable solutions encourage launching projects and develop solutions that overcome the challenges that face humanity and promote green economy globally. We have to do all efforts to educate the young generation to be future leaders in the green economy to continue this march towards the future with confidence.”
(Courtesy WAM)