The ADSW Summit will take the global sustainability agenda forward and outline pathways to net zero
Taking place virtually from 1:00pm GST, the ADSW Summit will feature more than 80 global leaders
Speakers include; HE Iván Duque Márquez, President of the Republic of Colombia; HE Halimah Yacob, President, Republic of Singapore; HH Sheikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Humanitarian Works and Youth Affairs of Kingdom of Bahrain, President, Bahrain Olympic Committee; HE Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands; John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate; Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organisation, and many more
The ADSW Summit, hosted by Masdar and part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, will take place virtually tomorrow, January 17 between 1:00pm – 9:00pm GST. The ADSW Summit will convene more than 80 global leaders, including heads of state, policy makers, and international business leaders, as the United Arab Emirates aims to take the agenda global sustainability forward and accelerate pathways to net zero.
The opening sessions of the ADSW Summit will include a head of state address from HE Halimah Yacob, President, Republic of Singapore who will stress the importance of collective climate action and highlight the far-reaching impact climate change is already having on the lives and livelihoods of people all around the world.
ADSW 2022 is the first major sustainability event after the COP26 climate change conference, and acts as a global catalyst for COP27, which will be held in Egypt in 2022, and COP28, which will be hosted by the UAE in 2023.
The wider agenda for the ADSW Summit includes important sessions on the global energy transition, the future of transportation, the health energy nexus, carbon capture and storage, the blue economy, and the increasing importance of environmental, social, and governance criteria in making decisions.
The ADSW Summit will feature keynotes, fireside chats and panel sessions with other global leaders including; HE Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands; HH Sheikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Humanitarian Works and Youth Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain, President, Bahrain Olympic Committee; Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization; H.E. Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Group CEO & Managing Director, Mubadala; Ray Dalio, Co-Chairman & Co-Chief Investment Officer, Bridgewater Associates, LP; HE Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Almheiri, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment; HE Thomas J. Vilsack, US Secretary of Agriculture; John Kerry, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate; HE Sheikh Shakhboot Nahyan Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Held annually since 2008, ADSW has become one of the latest sustainability platforms in the world, with more than 45,000 people from 175 countries participating in ADSW 2020. As a global platform supporting economic development, knowledge sharing and innovation, ADSW is aligned with the UAE’s ‘Principles of the 50,’ which chart a course for the nation’s prosperity over the next five decades.
As well as the ADSW Summit, events still to come at ADSW include the Opening Ceremony and the Zayed Sustainability Prize Awards Ceremony, the World Future Energy Summit, Innovate, Youth 4 Sustainability Hub, WiSER Forum, and the Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum.
To register for the ADSW Summit, please adsw.ae and join the conversation for a sustainable future.