Welcome to the third day of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), taking place from 18-21 January. ADSW is a global platform for accelerating the world’s sustainable development, bringing together a unique fusion of global stakeholders to engage in dialogue and take action to advance the global sustainability agenda.


Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum (ADSFF)
The 3rd Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum (ADSFF) will take place today virtually, convening institutional investors, regulators, international agencies, financial institutions and project developers. During the one-day forum, participants will share their recent commitments to sustainable finance that is aiding with economic recovery and the rebuilding of global economies in more sustainable, resilient and equitable way.

ADSFF is a flagship initiative by Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), Abu Dhabi’s International Financial Centre. For more information on the event and how to register, please refer to the ADSFF website.

Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum

The second day of the virtual Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum will come in the backdrop of the United States Presidential inauguration, which will make the discussion around the global energy transition even more relevant. During the Forum, other key discussion topics will include the Biden Administration’s Energy and Foreign Policy Agenda in the Middle East, Asia’s Role in the Energy Transition and Net-Zero Pledges.

For more information on the Global Energy Forum program, kindly refer to the Atlantic Council website.

Youth 4 Sustainability (Y4S) Virtual Forum
The Y4S Virtual Forum, will continue with its youth-led program aimed at exploring ways for young people to play an active role in the implementation of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the UAE’s 50-year Development Plan. Today will focus on how young people can become entrepreneurs in the context of sustainability.

For more information on the Y4S program and how to register, kindly refer to the ADSW website.

World Future Energy Summit Webinar Series
The World Future Energy Summit continues with its “Back to Business Webinar Series”. The sessions today will focus on the role of business in developing a low-carbon economy. The webinar will explore, how major businesses set targets, how aggressive these should be, how practices could change and what business opportunities and investment this will bring.

For more information on the webinar series, kindly refer to the World Future Energy Summit program.

ADSW side events taking place today include:
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.

For more information, please refer to The Global Innovation Award website.