REN21 is an international non-profit association and is based at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Paris, France. It is the global renewable energy policy multi-stakeholder network that connects a wide range of key actors. REN21’s goal is to facilitate knowledge exchange, policy development and joint action towards a rapid global transition to renewable energy.
REN21 brings together governments, nongovernmental organisations, research and academic institutions, international organisations and industry to learn from one another and build on successes that advance renewable energy. To assist policy decision making, REN21 provides high quality information, catalyses discussion and debate and supports the development of thematic networks.
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is Africa’s premier development finance institution. It comprises three distinct entities: the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Nigeria Trust Fund (NTF). On the ground in 34 African countries with an external office in Japan, the AfDB contributes to the economic development and the social progress of its 54 regional member states.
Emirates Wildlife Society is a national (UAE) environmental non-governmental organisation established in 2001 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. Emirates Wildlife Society works in association with WWF, one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisations, with offices in 100 countries. The association is commonly known as EWS-WWF.
Our vision is to build a future where humans live in harmony with nature. Our mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the environment. We work with people and institutions in the UAE and region, to implement conservation solutions through science, research, policy, education and awareness. For more information please visit http://uae.panda.org/
Etihad ESCO is Dubai’s Super ESCO (Energy Service Company), aiming to make Dubai built environment a leading global example of energy efficiency. It enables the energy performance contracting market in Dubai by developing energy efficiency projects targeting more than 30,000 buildings.
CPI works to improve the most important energy and land use policies and business practices in the world, with a particular focus on finance. Their analysts and advisors support decision makers through in-depth analysis on what works and what does not. They work in places that provide the most potential for policy impact, including Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, and the United States. Their efforts help nations grow while addressing increasingly scarce resources and climate risk. This is a complex challenge in which policy plays a crucial role. Their services include advisory and convening, analysis and assessments, and design and implementation of new solutions.
The Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) was formed in 2006 to contribute to the United Arab Emirates’ goal to be a global leader for sustainability in the built environment. Globally, EmiratesGBC represents the UAE on the World Green Building Council and supports the MENA Network of Green Building Councils. Locally, the organization serves the industry and its members by:
1.Serving as a catalyst for collaboration and a hub for excellence to promote sustainability of the built environment.
2.Providing resources and information to those active in the sustainable buildings sector.
3.Influencing policy and regulation related to sustainable building environments.
4.Providing the link between international green building movements and local industry.
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 Clean Energy Business Council is an association of leading local and international organizations participating in the emerging renewable and low carbon energy sector. As developers, investors, and governments in the MENA region increasingly focus on sustainable energy solutions, an inclusive forum will help the business and public sector share ideas to promote the renewable and flow Carbon energy sector.
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.
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.
CLEAN is Denmark’s leading green cluster organisation with more than 170 members from the entire cleantech sector. We are a politically and technologically neutral platform where domestic and foreign companies, knowledge institutions and public authorities exchange knowledge and enter intro new partnerships. This happens across industry boundaries as well as across the public and private sectors. We call this a “triple helix” cluster organisation. We ride on the wave of the green transition to create growth, innovation and increased turnovers in Danish companies. Our members develop and export technologies and integrated solutions in the green industries.
In May 2012, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, launched the Dubai Green Economy Partnership (Dubai GEP), the first multi-stakeholder and cross sector partnership to promote green growth in the Middle East. Inspired by the long term national green economy strategy “Green Economy for Sustainable Development,” the partnership will help position Dubai firmly amongst global cities leading the transition to green economy. The programs and initiatives of Dubai GEP aim to enable the growth of green trade and investment and accelerate the adoption of green technologies, products and services across regional and global markets.
The International Chamber of Commerce 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 mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems; using its wealth of information on a broad range of topics to help governments foster prosperity and fight poverty through economic growth and financial stability. We help ensure the environmental implications of economic and social development are taken into account. We measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment, analyse and compare data to predict future trends.
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. This cooperation and partnerships are essential underpinnings of IRENA’s work.
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.
Established in 1975, Dubai Islamic Bank is the largest Islamic bank in the UAE by assets and a public joint stock company listed on the Dubai Financial Market. Spearheading the evolution of the global Islamic finance industry, DIB is also the world’s first full service Islamic bank and the fourth largest Islamic bank in the world. The Bank currently operates 90 branches across the UAE, is present in seven markets worldwide and is expanding its global footprint to further grow and develop the industry. Serving close to 1.7 million customers, DIB offers its growing consumer base an increasing range of innovative Sharia compliant products and services.
In addition to being the first and largest Islamic bank in the UAE, DIB has a significant international presence as a torchbearer in promoting Shari’ah-compliant financial services across a number of markets worldwide. The bank has established DIB Pakistan Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary which is the first Islamic bank in Pakistan to offer Priority & Platinum Banking, as well as the most extensive and innovative portfolio of Alternate Distribution Channels. The launch of Panin Dubai Syariah Bank in Indonesia early in 2017 marks DIB’s first foray in the Far East, the bank owns a nearly 40% stake in the Indonesian bank. Additionally, in May 2017, Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC was given the license by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) to operate its subsidiary, DIB Kenya Ltd.
The Bank’s ultimate goal is to make Islamic finance the norm, rather than an alternative to conventional banking worldwide. DIB has won a range of accolades that are testament to these efforts across diversified areas, including retail, corporate and investment banking, as well as CSR and consultancy services. A clear indication of the bank’s leadership position in the Islamic finance sector, DIB named the Best Islamic Bank in the various prestigious ceremonies. In 2017, DIB won the coveted Global Islamic Business Award in its first edition in the region and was presented to the bank during the 23rd edition of the Business Excellence Awards Ceremony.
Website : www.dib.ae/
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs approximately 60,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.
Website : www.thomsonreuters.com
Organized under the patronage of H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, EEA is a regional prize that is awarded every two years to encourage the rationalized use of energy and resources. The award aims to highlight the best practices and pioneering work in energy efficiency, alternative energy, sustainability and protecting the environment.
The award recognizes the efforts of the public and private sectors across the region in energy efficiency, energy projects and education and research in the energy sector. This regional accolade provides a global platform for all the EEA winners for their achievements in energy management and conservation and will highlight their efforts throughout the energy sector, providing the recognition that is due to them.
The EEA Commenced in 2012 and applications for entry invited by all relevant and interested organizations and individuals. The award is managed by The Supreme Council of Energy, which reviews and conducts the award assessment and selection based on specific criteria.
Website : www.emiratesenergyaward.com/en/
Solar Decathlon is an international competition in which universities from all over the world meet to design, build and operate solar powered houses. The houses use renewable energy as the only energy source and are equipped with innovate technologies that permit maximum energy efficiency. During the final phase of the competition, teams compete through 10 contests and assemble their houses in a main expo area and open them to the general public.
The Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME) was created through a signed agreement between the Supreme Council of Energy, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the Department of Energy of the United States Government in June 2015, in order to organize a sustainable solar house competition in Dubai in 2018 and 2020.
SDME offers students a unique opportunity for learning, taking theory and putting it into practice. Students working on the project will be challenged to use their innovation capacity, and their ability to design and build an energetically self-sufficient solar house.
22 international teams, involving 37 universities from 16 different countries, have been selected to participate in the 2018 edition of the Solar Decathlon Middle East.
Website : www.solardecathlonme.com/
Emirates connects people and places around the globe, inspiring travel and facilitating trade in 150 destinations in 80 countries. On-board its modern and efficient fleet of over 240 aircraft, Emirates offers award-winning comfort and service, delivered by friendly cabin crew representing over 130 nationalities. Today, Emirates operates the world’s largest fleets of the iconic A380 and popular Boeing 777s.
On the ground, Emirates connects millions of people each year through its other operations including Emirates Holidays, its destination marketing arm, and tour operator Arabian Adventures. Seamless trade connections are supported through Emirates SkyCargo, its cargo division.
Website : www.emirates.com
The official BMW Group importer for Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates.
AGMC entered into its 40th year in 2016 and looks back at all the great milestones and achievements over the past four decades. For over 40 years, AGMC has delivered premium automotive products and services to its customers as the exclusive importer for BMW Group cars and Motorrad in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates.
Established in 1976, AGMC has now become one of the most important markets for BMW Group Middle East. In 2016, AGMC were recognised as the highest selling dealership globally for Rolls-Royce.
AGMC is passionately committed to the communities it serves, implementing a series of marketing activities and sponsorships that demonstrate its belief in the value and potential of the region. AGMC also takes corporate social responsibility very seriously and has a long-standing relationship with Dubai Police, in conjunction with the innovative BMW Connected Drive features, aimed at improving the level of safety on Dubai roads.
Currently, AGMC has 26 sales and service facilities across Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates. These include four BMW showrooms, four MINI Showrooms, three Rolls-Royce showrooms, three Certified Pre-Owned car showrooms under the BMW Premium Selection Programme and one BMW Motorrad showroom. Service facilities include two body shops, six workshops and two car storage facilities and the only Rolls-Royce dedicated state-of-the-art aftersales facility.
Website : www.bmw-dubai.com/en/index.html
For over 10 years, Climate Control Middle East (www.climatecontrolme.com) has exclusively been reporting on the HVACR industry in the Middle East with an unwavering commitment to providing in-depth news, perspectives and analyses. The coverage has included a broad sweep of topics ranging from energy security to food safety, from indoor environmental quality to climate change, from data centre cooling to process cooling and from fire safety to building performance. Embedded in them are specific topics related to District Cooling, standalone systems, hospital ventilation, transport refrigeration, cold storage warehousing, acoustics, vibration, refrigerants and more. In covering the topics, the magazine has constantly applied such markers as health, energy efficiency, resource conservation, reliability and cost-effectiveness, keeping in mind broad social, environmental and economic ideals.
Over the years, Climate Control Middle East has earned the approval and respect of stakeholders in the industry, be they ministries, planning authorities, policy-makers and regulators in government; master developers and developers; contractors; consultants; technology solutions providers or service providers. Playing the role of a conduit or of a commentator, the magazine, which enjoys international acclaim, has striven to be the voice of the industry and to collaborate in community building. It has celebrated path-breaking policy decisions, bold engineering approaches and best practices that have gone on to benefit people and planet.
Website : www.climatecontrolme.com
Wamda is a platform of integrated programs that aims to accelerate entrepreneurship ecosystems throughout the MENA region. Its core focus includes media, community development, research and corporate and government advisory services. In the past few years, Wamda has become the leading grassroots community and knowledge platform for entrepreneurs and supporting stakeholders.
Website : www.wamda.com/
Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Oxford Business Group (OBG) offers comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, energy, infrastructure, industry and insurance.
OBG’s acclaimed economic and business reports are the leading source of local and regional intelligence, while OBG’s online economic briefings provide up-to-date in-depth analysis. OBG’s consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.
Website : www.oxfordbusinessgroup.com/
The Business Year (TBY) is a leading research firm and publisher of annual economic resources on national economies. Present in over 25 countries, TBY provides first-hand access to the people and ideas shaping business and policy throughout the world. Each country-specific edition contains a comprehensive range of interviews and analysis, offering an inside look at doing business in the world’s most dynamic economies. TBY’s interviewees, readers, and partners comprise an international network of thought-leaders who are helping to define the future of the global economy.
Website : https://www.thebusinessyear.com/