The World Green Economy Summit is an initiative by the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority and is held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President Prime Minister of UAE and The Ruler of Dubai and the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, in cooperation with the Dubai Green Economy Partnership and WETEX.
The World Green Economy Summit (WGES) aims to be the premier international platform for strategic partnerships and innovative solutions seeking to accelerate the transition in to the green economy. WGES 2015 is the 2nd of its event series and will be held over two days on the 22nd and 23rd of April 2015, at the Dubai International and Exhibition Centre.
The World Green Economy Summit (WGES) has become the first green summit in the Middle East and North Africa region, bringing together World leaders, united in pursuing a sustainable future for humanity to forge global partnerships that accelerate the transition to a green economy.
The summit is organized in partnership with “Dubai Green Economy Partnership”, WETEX, the leading Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition in the region since 1992, and the international green stakeholder platform, World Climate Ltd. WGES 2015 will be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre alongside WETEX2015, which attracts more than 1500 exhibitors and over 20,000 visitors annually.
The United Arab Emirates is the first country in the MENA region to commit to a green economy strategy and Dubai is leading the region in green infrastructure investment from renewable energy and green building to public transport and green technologies.
WGES complements the sustainable future vision of the UAE and our efforts in combating climate change from Masdar City and hosting The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi to the 1000 MW Mohamed Bin Rashid Solar Park project and other leading initiatives, projects and programs. Examples include Dubai’s Integrated Energy Strategy aims to reduce carbon emissions and improve resource efficiency to achieve a 30% and 20& reduction in energy and water consumption, respectively. Dubai is also home to the first global multi-stakeholder collaboration initiative “Dubai Green Economy Partnership” bringing together leaders from government and private sectors to drive green trade and investment.