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About WGES 2017

The World Green Economy Summit (WGES) is one of the leading global forums on the green economy. It brings together world-class experts in critical sectors from around the world to directly focus on advancing the global green economy and sustainability agenda, achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and implementing the recommendations of COP21 & 22.

Organised by the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority and World Green Economy Organisation, the Summit is held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President Prime Minister of UAE and The Ruler of Dubai, in cooperation with Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and WETEX.

The WGES is the premier international platform to drive dialogue and action amongst industry stakeholders, and build partnerships and collaboration by connecting creative minds across different sectors. The summit showcases innovative solutions and leading practices to inspire change, and aims to align stakeholders with policy makers to create a facilitative environment and ecosystem for sustainable green growth that address current and future needs.

WGES 2017 is the 4th event series and will be held on the 24 – 25 of October 2017, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

  • Ministers, policymakers, political leaders, senior government officials
  • International business leaders with current and potential investments in green economy space.
  • NGO’s operating towards the development of the Green Economy
  • Corporates and Institutions that implement green finance practices
  • Green Economy experts in the public and private sector
  • Professor & Academics
  • Consultants & Advisor service provider.
  • Public and Private Financial institutions
  • Other Stakeholders

  • The launch of the World Green Economy Organization (WGEO)
  • The announcement of the Dubai Declaration, which outlined Dubai’s commitments within the strategic objectives of Dubai the Global Capital of the Green Economy, Global Partnerships, and Green Finance.
  • The launch of the  World Green Economy Summit Public-Private Partnership Platform
  • The launch of the annual “Dubai Green Economy Report” which showcased all of dubai’s Green Economy projects and initiatives.
  • The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and UNIDO signed an MoU for establishing a regional centre for R&D on sustainable energy