Through the creation of Global Partnership initiatives, WGES 2016 will be organised in collaboration with the leading global business, international institutions and NGOs main the voice in the global “green conversation”. WGES 2015 partnered with over 24 corporations and 22 institutions. If you are interested in becoming a Partner, please contact:
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC)
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.
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.
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.
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/
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.
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.