Hosted by Masdar, ADSW 2021 explored through a series of high-level virtual events the social, economic and technological opportunities to achieve a ‘green recovery’ post COVID-19.
Alongside its health impact, the pandemic has heavily affected the global economy, with the International Monetary Fund estimating it could cost as much as US$28 trillion in lost output. Governments around the world are being urged to align their recovery efforts with sustainable development initiatives – the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has estimated that doubling annual global energy transition investments to US$2 trillion over the next three years would boost global GDP by 1 percent.
For over a decade, Abu Dhabi has provided a sustainable platform for the global community that has grown through its initiatives and events to emerge as a thought leader and catalyst that accelerates sustainable development around the world.
ADSW 2021 welcomed over 37,000 attendees from over 175 countries with ADSW events receiving more than 3.5 million views online.