Sheikh Abdullah inaugurates IRENA’s headquarters

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Sheikh Abdullah inaugurates IRENA's headquarters

Sheikh Abdullah inaugurates IRENA’s headquarters

(Abu Dhabi) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE minister of foreign affairs, inaugurated the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) headquarters in Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City reinforcing the UAE’s status as a global energy leader. Housing the first intergovernmental agency in the Middle East, the headquarters is the UAE’s most sustainable office building and a physical embodiment of the organisation s mission to advance renewable energy.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE minister of foreign affairs said: “The inauguration of the IRENA headquarters today in Masdar City marks an important milestone on the UAE s successful journey to host the intergovernmental organisation, which began with our bid submission seven years ago. Hosting IRENA in Abu Dhabi is a reflection of the UAE’s commitment to expanding access to sustainable, clean energy both domestically and internationally. We look forward to partnering closely with IRENA and countries around the world to support the further development of renewable energy and clean technologies.”
High-level representatives from around the world and the UAE government attended the inaugural event in Masdar City. The event highlighted the outstanding sustainability characteristics of the IRENA building, the first commercial building in the UAE to receive a four-pearl rating for design and construction from the Urban Planning Council through Estidama, the Abu Dhabi certification system for measuring energy, water and carbon efficiency.
(Courtesy WAM)