The World Energy Council (WEC) and Masdar have signed a Patronship Agreement, announced on the sidelines of COP21 in Paris. The WEC is a global multi-energy non-profit organisation that promotes the sustainable supply and use of energy and has an exclusive Patronship programme with 50 of the world’s leading energy companies. Patronship companies are members of the Council who commit to engage with WEC on global issues and projects. The agreement was signed by Masdar CEO, Dr Ahmad Belhoul and Marie-Jose Nadeau, Chair of the WEC.
Dr Ahmad Belhoul will participate in the WEC’s annual global Energy Leaders’ Summits. In addition, WEC will host a plenary session at the World Future Energy Summit during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week in January 2016.
“It is a privilege for Masdar to be part of such an esteemed organisation and to participate in the Patronship programme. Masdar has been at the forefront of the UAE’s efforts to deploy clean energy at home and abroad, while driving sustainable economic growth, employment, innovation and prosperity. We are proud to partner with the WEC to expand access to sustainable energy across the globe and to enhancing educational, training and mentoring opportunities along with other WEC patrons,” said Dr Ahmad Belhoul, CEO of Masdar at the signing.