Attendees of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week are invited to register for the following side events.

Date: Tuesday 19 January, 4:00 – 5:30pm (GST)
Supply Chain in the MENA Solar Industry – Shift of priorities and management of risks

Hosted by the Middle East Solar Industry Association, the webinar examined how the supply chain has been a major contributor in ensuring the protection of the workforce, maintaining operations and reducing costs during COVID 19.

Date: Tuesday January 19, 3:00 – 4:30pm (GST)
The Synergy of Innovative Technologies and Carbon Market Developments in Achieving Net Zero Carbon in the GCC Region

The Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) is a voluntary initiative, hosted by the World Bank, that catalyzes action towards the successful implementation of carbon pricing around the world. The CPLC brings together leaders from government, business, civil society and academia to support carbon pricing, share experiences and enhance the global, regional, national and sub-national understanding of carbon pricing implementation.

Over the last two Years, the CPLC has collaborated with a group of stakeholders of the region, including Dubai Carbon Center of Excellence (DCCE), EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network, Clean Energy Business Council and ENGIE in organizing seminars, working groups and debates around the various issues and perspectives of Carbon pricing and carbon Market in the region,

After a high level lunch debate at last Year ADSW in the framework of the Atlantic Council Energy Forum, they invite all concerned stakeholders to a virtual workshop on “The synergy of Innovative technologies and Carbon Market developments in achieving Net Zero carbon in the GCC region”

For more information and registration visit CPLC site.

Date: Wednesday January 20, 6:00PM (GST)
The Global Innovation Award

The Global Innovation Award is where global innovations get the chance to enter and grow in the UAE market with the support of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change & Environment. The award is for companies from all over the world with innovations that can support the UAE in becoming the most sustainable destination in the world

Date: Wednesday 20 January, 10:00 – 11:00am (GST)
Launch: UAE Climate Change Research Network

The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) is launching the UAE Climate Change Research Network which will bring together a group of committed climate scientists and researchers to facilitate dissemination of knowledge and advance development of research collaborations. Network members will be drawn from government, universities and other research entities in the UAE

Date & Time: 21 January, 12.00 - 13.00 (UAE Time)
Webinar: UAE’s Climate Change and Sustainability policies – contributions of the Dutch private sector

During ADSW and marking the one-year anniversary of the Dutch Sustainability Group (DSG), the Embassy and Consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the UAE in collaboration with the Benelux Business Council in Abu Dhabi and the Netherlands Business Council UAE held a thought leadership event discussing the contributions the Dutch private sector could make to the climate change and sustainability policies of the UAE.

HE Fahed Al Hammadi, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for the Green Development and Climate Change Sector at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) delivered a keynote speech followed by a panel discussion including: Stefanie Schachtschabel (Initiator Dutch Sustainability Group and Chair of Netherlands Business Council UAE), Priya Sarma (Senior Sustainability Manager at Unilever), Rachel Terry (Team Leader Climate Adaption at Van Oord) and Ajay Narain (Managing Director at LeasePlan Emirates).