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The ADSW Summit, hosted by Masdar and part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, convened 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 included a head of state address from HE Halimah Yacob, President, Republic of Singapore who stressed 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.

Setting the tone for the year ahead, ADSW Summit hosted a special COP session at the ADSW Summit, featuring: HE Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change and Chairman of Masdar; HE Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Egypt and President Designate COP27; and Rt. Hon. Alok Sharma MP, COP26 President. During the session, the leaders discussed their ambitions to use these critical editions of COP to drive the global sustainability agenda forward by translating policies, strategies, and plans into real tangible results, and scaling up viable solutions around the world.

Speakers included; 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.

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