REEEP is excited to be participating in the World Green Economy Summit (WGES), the first green summit in the Middle East and North Africa region, bringing together world leaders, united in pursuing a sustainable future for humanity to forge global partnerships that accelerate the transition to a green economy.
WGES is an initiative of Dubai Water & Electricity Authority (DEWA) under the leadership of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, the organization that leads Dubai’s transition to a green and low-carbon economy across all strategic economic sectors and developers of the 1000 MW Mohamed Bin Rashid Solar Park project.
WGES 2014 will be held under the theme “Global Partnerships, Sustainable Future” and looks to complement the sustainable future vision of the UAE and the global efforts to combat climate change as:
- A strategic enabler for national green economy agenda
- A regional and global growth driver of green trade and investment partnerships
- A global green economy marketplace for technologies, products and services
The summit will be organized in partnership with “Dubai Green Economy Partnership”, WETEX, the leading Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition in the region since 1992, and the international green stakeholder platform, World Climate Ltd. WGES 2014 will be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 15th and 16th of April 2014, along WETEX2014, that is expected to attract more than 1500 exhibitors and over 20,000 visitors.
The United Arab Emirates is the first country in the MENA region to commit to a green economy strategy and Dubai is leading the region in green infrastructure investment from renewable energy and green building to public transport and green technologies.
WGES complements the sustainable future vision of the UAE and our efforts in combating climate change from Masdar City and hosting The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi to the 1000 MW Mohamed Bin Rashid Solar Park project and other leading initiatives, projects and programs.
For example Dubai integrated energy strategy aims to reduce carbon emissions and improve resource efficiency to achieve a 30% reduction energy consumption and 20% water consumption.
Dubai is also home to the first global multi-stakeholder collaboration initiative "Dubai Green Economy Partnership" bringing together leaders from government and private sectors to drive green trade and investment.