2014 Institutional Partners

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is the United Nation's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.

State of Green is the official green brand for Denmark, which gathers all leading players in the fields of energy, climate, water and environment and fosters relations with international stakeholders interested in learning from the Danish experience. State of Green is your gateway to learn more about the ambitious Danish plan and the innovative solutions which are essential to make it happen.

R20 is a coalition of partners led by regional governments that work to promote and implement projects that are designed to produce local economic and environmental benefits in the form of reduced energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions; strong local economies; improved public health; and new green jobs. These local actions can help the world achieve our shared global environmental and economic goals.

CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 722 institutional investors with assets of US$87 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them.

REEEP invests in clean energy markets in developing countries to reduce CO2 emissions and build prosperity. Based on a strategic portfolio of high impact projects, REEEP works to generate energy access, improve lives and economic opportunities, build sustainable markets, and combat climate change. REEEP understands market change from a practice, policy and financial perspective. We monitor, evaluate and learn from our portfolio to understand opportunities and barriers to success within markets. These insights then influence policy, increase public and private investment, and inform our portfolio strategy to build scale within and replication across markets. REEEP is committed to open access to knowledge to support entrepreneurship, innovation and policy improvements to empower market shifts across the developing world.

IRENA seeks to make an impact in the world of renewable energy by maintaining a clear and independent position, providing a range of reliable and well-understood services that complement those already offered by the renewable energy community and gather existing, but scattered, activities around a central hub. The international renewable energy community is large, resourceful, and rapidly evolving. IRENA does not duplicate what others are doing, but seeks out, establishes, and develops new synergies, facilitates dialogue, information, and best practice sharing. Cooperation at the global, regional and national levels, knowledge sharing, enabling policies and enhanced capacity, as well as the encouragement of investment flows and strengthened technology and innovation, are essential elements in the Agency's efforts. IRENA is positioning itself as a platform for all-inclusive cooperation where stakeholders can make a positive contribution to the common goals. These cooperations and partnerships are essential underpinnings of IRENA's work.

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is the largest, most representative business organization in the world. Its global network comprises over 6 million companies, chambers of commerce and business associations in more than 130 countries, with interests spanning every sector of private enterprise. A world network of national committees keeps the ICC International Secretariat in Paris informed about national and regional business priorities. More than 2,000 experts drawn from ICC's member companies feed their knowledge and experience into crafting the ICC stance on specific business issues. The United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the G20 and many other intergovernmental bodies, both international and regional, are kept in touch with the views of international business through ICC.

The Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE) was established to capture a growing niche market catering specifically to the transition to a low carbon economy and green economy through the consolidation of knowledge. They specialize in the design and incubation of GHG reduction measures, using carbon as the lowest common denominator for all business activities across all industries. Through the pursuit of best practices and international benchmarking, Dubai Carbon facilitates the transfer of knowledge to our clients, stakeholders, partners, shareholders and leaders. This transfer of knowledge is a key part to their mandate, where they adopt the trainer of trainers approach. Dubai Carbon work with numerous entities, on the one hand with the public sector and its stakeholders by advising on the right strategy, and on the other with private entities on how to comply with this or even pre-empt future legislation by reducing their carbon footprint and overall environmental impact.

Emirates Wildlife Society (EWS) is a UAE based environmental non-profit organization established under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan: Ruler's Representative in the western region and Chairman of Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi. Since its establishment, Emirates WIldlife Society has been working in association with WWF, one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organizations. Since its establishment in 2001, EWS-WWF has started several education, awareness, policy, and science-based conservation initiatives to conserve biodiversity, tackle climate change and reduce the ecological footprint.

The Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) is a non-profit, non-governmental solar trade organization. Our mission is to create a solar community in which all the stakeholders, from both the public and private sector, can come together and help grow the footprint of solar across the entire Middle East. Our activities and publications aim to expand the awareness and applications of solar energy in the region, to strengthen the local solar industry, and to facilitate business opportunities for our members.

The Emirates Green Building Council (Emirates GBC) is a non-profit organization formed in 2006, with the goal of advancing green building principles that help protect the environment and foster sustainability in the United Arab Emirates. Since the inception of the EmiratesGBC in 2006, there has been significant change in the attitudes and demands related to the sustainable built environment. We have been encouraged by the implementation of green building policies and regulations, by the adoption of consistent rating systems, and by the increase in the overall knowledge sharing and information available on built environments and communities. As part of this evolution, the EmiratesGBC has continued to develop as an organization. In 2009 the Board of Directors and related committees reviewed its Vision and Mission to better reflect what our members needed from us.

The CEO Platform for Green Growth in MENA connects visionary, action-orientated business leaders of top companies from prominent industry sectors in the MENA region to catalyse change for a green economy and a sustainable future. The Platform leverages on cooperation with global initiatives such as the Prince of Wales Corporate Leaders Network on Climate Change. The CEO Platform encourages, fosters and supports pioneering business leaders in transforming their businesses towards sustainable principles.

The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group brings together business leaders from major UK, EU, and international companies who believe that there is an urgent need to develop new and longer term policies for tackling climate change.