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Opening and Official Welcome

17 JAN 01:00 PM - 01:05 PM GST

Keynote: Head of State Address

17 JAN 01:05 PM - 01:15 PM GST

Speaker

HE Halimah Yacob

President, Republic of Singapore

Keynote: The UAE Sustainability Agenda

17 JAN 01:15 PM - 01:25 PM GST

Speaker

HE Eng. Awaidha Murshed Ali Al Marar

Chairman, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy

In Conversation with John Kerry

17 JAN 01:25 PM - 01:35 PM GST

Speaker

John Kerry

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, United States

Moderator

Hana S. AlHashimi

Head, Office of the UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change, United Arab Emirates

Keynote: Youth and Sustainability

17 JAN 01:35 PM - 01:45 PM GST

Speaker

HH Shaikh 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

Keynote: Head of State Address

17 JAN 01:45 PM - 01:50 PM GST

Speaker

HE Mark Rutte

Prime Minister, The Netherlands

The UAE Sustainability Agenda

17 JAN 01:50 PM - 02:00 PM GST

Speaker

Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi

CEO, Masdar, United Arab Emirates

A Moment of Reflection: AIM for Climate

17 JAN 02:00 PM - 02:15 PM GST

Speaker

HE Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Mheiri

Minister of Climate Change and Environment, UAE

Speaker

HE Thomas J. Vilsack

Secretary of Agriculture, United States

Moderator

Hana S. AlHashimi

Head, Office of the UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change, United Arab Emirates

The UAE Sustainability Agenda

Speaker

Laila Mostafa Abdullatif

Director-General, Emirates Nature-WWF, United Arab Emirates

In Perspective

Speaker

HE Eng. Abdullah Alabdulkarim

Governor, Saline Water Conversion Corporation, Saudi Arabia

Interview: The Future of Water: Financing Innovations to Advance Water Sustainability and Resilience Worldwide

17 JAN 02:20 PM - 02:30 PM GST

Speaker

Gary White

CEO & Co-founder, Water.org & WaterEquity

Moderator

Mohammad Abdelqader El Ramahi

Director, Asset Management and Technical Services, Clean Energy, Masdar, United Arab Emirates

Panel: Using Green Energy to Unlock Africa’s Enormous Potential

17 JAN 02:25 PM - 02:50 PM GST

The UAE Sustainability Agenda

Speaker

HE Sarah Al Amiri

Minister of State for Advanced Technology, UAE; Chairwoman, UAE Space Agency and the UAE Council of Scientists

The UAE Sustainability Agenda

Speaker

HE Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa Al Hammadi

Chairman, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, United Arab Emirates

Interview: Energy Transition in the GCC – Net-Zero on the Horizon?

17 JAN 02:50 PM - 03:20 PM GST

Speaker

HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

Minister of Energy for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Speaker

HE Suhail Mohamed AlMazrouei

Cabinet Member and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, United Arab Emirates

Moderator

Eithne Treanor

Managing Director, E Treanor Media, United Arab Emirates

Announcement: Malaria in the Time of Climate Change

17 JAN 03:20 PM - 03:35 PM GST

Speaker

Martin Edlund

Chief Executive Officer, Malaria No More

Speaker

Tala Al Ramahi

Associate Director, Office of Strategic Affairs, Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Moderator

Mustafa Alrawi

Assistant Editor-in-Chief, The National, United Arab Emirates

Keynote: The Net-Zero Transition: What it Would Cost, What It Could Bring

17 JAN 03:35 PM - 03:45 PM GST

Speaker

Harry Bowcott

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

The UAE Sustainability Agenda: The Clean Energy Opportunity in Sustainable Waste Management

Moment of Reflection: Conservation of Species at the Center of Sustainable Development

17 JAN 03:45 PM - 04:05 PM GST

Speaker

HE Razan Al Mubarak

President, International Union for Conservation of Nature

Speaker

Dr. Sylvia Earle

Former Chief Scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Founder, Mission Blue, United States

Moderator

Paul Wallace

Leader MidEast & North Africa Energy & Commodities, Bloomberg News, Dubai

Interview: The Health-Energy Nexus

17 JAN 04:05 PM - 04:20 PM GST

Introductory Keynote

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director-General, World Health Organization

Speaker

Francesco La Camera

Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Moderator

Tina Latif

Head of International Affairs, Office of the UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change, United Arab Emirates

In Perspective: Decarbonizing a Hard-to-Abate Industry

17 JAN 04:20 PM - 04:30 PM GST

Speaker

Dr. Andrew Forrest AO

CEO, Fortescue Metals Group, Australia

The UAE Sustainability Agenda

Speaker

HE Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri

Secretary General, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), United Arab Emirates

Keynote: Head of State Address

17 JAN 04:30 PM - 04:35 PM GST

Speaker

HE Iván Duqe Márguez

President of the Republic of Colombia

Interview: The Double-Dividend Potential of the Blue Economy

17 JAN 04:35 PM - 04:45 PM GST

Speaker

Paul Holthus

Founding President & CEO, World Ocean Council

Moderator

Mustafa Alrawi

Assistant Editor-in-Chief, The National, United Arab Emirates

Interview: It’s a Matter of Trust

17 JAN 04:45 PM - 04:55 PM GST

Speaker

Richard Edelman

Chief Executive Officer, Edelman, United States

Moderator

Souad Jamal AlSerkal

Vice President of Strategic Communications, Tabreed, United Arab Emirates

Interview: Teaching Sustainability to All - the Role of Private Sector and Government Philanthropy

17 JAN 04:55 PM - 05:15 PM GST

Speaker

Isabelle Giordano

Head of Group Philanthropy and General Delegate of the BNP Paribas Foundation, France

Speaker

Dr. Sonia Ben Jaafar

Chief Executive Officer, Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education

Moderator

Eithne Treanor

Managing Director, E Treanor Media, United Arab Emirates

The UAE Sustainability Agenda

Speaker

Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

Chief Executive Officer, Alliances for Global Sustainability (AGS)

Keynote: Innovative, Collaborative Solutions to Financing the Green Transition

17 JAN 05:15 PM - 05:20 PM GST

Speaker

Kirill Dmitriev

Chief Executive Officer, Russian Direct Investment Fund, Russia

Interview: Predicting Sustainable Value over Time

17 JAN 05:20 PM - 05:30 PM GST

Speaker

Rishi Kapoor

Co-CEO, Investcorp, Bahrain

Moderator

Mustafa Alrawi

Assistant Editor-in-Chief, The National, United Arab Emirates

Panel: The Challenges of Designing, Executing, and Evaluating a Purpose-Led ESG Strategy

17 JAN 05:30 PM - 05:50 PM GST

Speaker

Jacques Ripoll

Chief Executive Officer, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, , Deputy General Manager of Crédit Agricole S.A., France

Speaker

Karen Wong

Global Head of ESG and Sustainable Investing, State Street, United States

Moderator

Mustafa Alrawi

Assistant Editor-in-Chief, The National, United Arab Emirates

Interview: In It for the Long Haul: Bringing Net-Zero within Reach

17 JAN 05:50 PM - 06:10 PM GST

Speaker

HE Khaldoon Al Mubarak

Managing Director & Group Chief Executive Officer, Mubadala Investment Company, United Arab Emirates

Speaker

Raymond T. Dalio

Co-Chairman & Co-Chief Investment Officer, Bridgewater Associates, LP, United States

Moderator

John Defterios

Professor of Business, NYU-Abu Dhabi

Zayed Sustainability Prize Video

17 JAN 06:10 PM - 06:15 PM GST

Interview: Insights from Space to Support Us in Meeting SDGs

17 JAN 06:15 PM - 06:30 PM GST

Speaker

Mr. Ibrahim Al-Qasim

Deputy Director General at UAE Space Agency

Speaker

Simonetta Di Pippo

Director, United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

Panel: Corporations Transforming - Harnessing the Power of Nature for a Sustainable Future

17 JAN 06:30 PM - 07:10 PM GST

Introductory Interview

Roger Martella

Chief Sustainability Officer, GE, United States

Introductory Keynote

Musabbeh Al Kaabi

Chief Executive Officer, UAE Investments, Mubadala Investment Cny., United Arab Emirates

Speaker

Eugene Willemsen

CEO Africa, MIddle East and South Asia, PepsiCo

Speaker

Bill Vass

Vice-President Engineering, Amazon Web Services, United States

Speaker

Jasim Thabet

Group CEO and Managing Director, TAQA, United Arab Emirates

Speaker

Helen Clarkson

CEO, The Climate Group, United Kingdom

Moderator

Anthony di Paola

Bloomberg News

Moment of Reflection: Energy Access for All: The Leverage Effect of Women

17 JAN 07:10 PM - 07:30 PM GST

Speaker

HE Dr. Miriam Dalli

Minister of Energy, Enterprise and Sustainable Development, Malta

Speaker

HE Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany

The Permanent Representative of the UAE to IRENA

Speaker

Frédéric Claux

Chief Executive Officer, GCC & Pakistan and EVP Thermal businesses Africa, Middle East and Asia, ENGIE, France

Moderator

Eithne Treanor

Managing Director, E Treanor Media, United Arab Emirates

Moment of Reflection: Climate Change and Security - Testing Multilateralism

17 JAN 07:30 PM - 07:45 PM GST

Speaker

HE Amina J. Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations and Chair, United Nations Sustainable Development Group

Speaker

HE Lana Nusseibeh

Assistant Minister for Political Affairs & Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations

Moderator

Eithne Treanor

Managing Director, E Treanor Media, United Arab Emirates

Panel: Carbon Capture and Removal: The Scaling Challenge

17 JAN 07:45 PM - 08:10 PM GST

Introductory Keynote

Ilyas Khan

Chief Executive Officer, Cambridge Quantum Computing, United Kingdom

Speaker

Nick Cooper

Chief Executive Officer, Storegga, United Kingdom

Speaker

Valérie Levkov

Senior Vice President Africa, Middle East and East Mediterranean, EDF SA France

Speaker

Syrie Crouch

VP Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage, Shell International, UK

Moderator

Jarad Daniels

Chief Executive Officer, Global CCS Institute

In Perspective

Speaker

Ferran Soriano

Chief Executive Officer, City Football Group and Manchester City Football Club

Panel: The Future of Transportation

17 JAN 08:15 PM - 08:50 PM GST

Introductory Keynote

Tony Douglas

Group CEO, Etihad Aviation Group, United Arab Emirates

Speaker

Dr.-Ing. Christian Bruch

President and CEO, Siemens Energy AG and President and CEO of Siemens Gas and Power Management GmbH, Germany

Speaker

Alejandro Agag

Founder and Chairman, FIA Formula E, Founder and CEO, Extreme E, and Founder and Chairman, E1, United Kingdom

Speaker

Bader Al Lamki

Chief Executive Officer, ADNOC Distribution, United Arab Emirates

Speaker

Raji Hattar

Chief Sustainability Officer, Aramex, United Arab Emirates

Moderator

Kelsey Warner

Future Editor, The National, United Arab Emirates

Closing: The Perspective of the Next Generation

17 JAN 08:50 PM - 09:00 PM GST

Speaker

HE Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi

Minister of State for Foreign Trade, UAE

Speaker

May AlHajeri

Youth Delegate, UAE's Permanent Mission to the UN, FSL Member

Speaker

Zayed Musaed

UAE Youth Delegate to the United Nations, United Arab Emirates