Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) is a global platform for accelerating the world’s sustainable development. The week brings together a unique fusion of policy makers, industry specialists, technology pioneers and the next generation of sustainability leaders. Through its initiatives and events, ADSW is a catalyst for sharing knowledge, implementing strategies and delivering solutions to drive human progress.
In January 2021, ADSW and its related high-level events were reimagined virtually to ensure the safety of all participants.
ADSW 2021 comprised high-level virtual events: ADSW Summit, which took place in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council; IRENA’s 11th Assembly; Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum; Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum; Youth 4 Sustainability Virtual Forum; World Future Energy Summit Back to Business Webinar Series, along with a series of diverse side events - Learn more
Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week has established the ADSW Web Series, a year-round platform for maintaining dialogue on issues and topics that are shaping the global sustainability landscape.
Taking place on a monthly basis, each 45-minute episode welcomes thought leaders and industry experts from around the world to share their insights and approaches to address some of the world most pressing challenges. Learn more
Natural resources are not inexhaustible. The United Arab Emirates is an example of global renewable energy solutions and innovations.Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Västergötland
Abu Dhabi’s bold vision for sustainable energy is transforming this nation and inspiring our region. No one can predict the future, but this much is true: Energy requirements will play a vital role in determining it.Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Our energy demands will grow by more than a third by 2035. If we don’t do something, if we tackle nothing, if we don’t make an effort, then we can rest assured that disaster will befall us.His Excellency Francois Hollande Former President of the French Republic
Events like these are important not only for the UAE and the region but also for the world.His Excellency Armen Sarkissian President of the Republic of Armenia
To save energy does not mean simply to cut energy use, nor does it mean to compromise people’s quality of life. What is needed is to rely on science and technology.His Excellency Wen Jiabao Former Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China
Big conferences like Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week bring together many global leaders, along with innovative ideas and new technologies, while allowing people to share their experiences on how to address global challenges relating to sustainability.Ban Ki-moon Former Secretary-General of the United Nations
The partnership that we have established between the United States and Abu Dhabi around renewable energy and climate change and sustainable development that takes advantage of human capital, is one of the most important partnerships for the future that we could be pursuing.Hillary Rodham Clinton Former Secretary of State of the United States of America
Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week is a testament to the commitment of the United Arab Emirates to sustainable development and a new diversified, low carbon economy. Similar to how Mexico is leading the way as a developing country, the UAE was in fact the first country in the Middle East to set renewable energy targets at a time when there was widespread doubt about renewable energy’s viability and value.His Excellency Enrique Pena Nieto Former President of Mexico