Under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), the World Green Economy Organization (WGEO), will organize the 8th World Green Economy Summit (WGES) on 28 and 29 September 2022, in conjunction with the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and Dubai Solar Show (DSS).
Besides promoting the green economy, WGES plays a key role in supporting the UAE’s outstanding efforts in climate action and its firm commitment to sustainability. It also reflects the UAE’s unlimited support for energy and climate change issues and the development of sustainable solutions to environmental challenges.
This supports the UAE’s preparations to host the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) at Expo City Dubai in 2023.
Since its launch in 2014, WGES has succeeded in galvanizing global efforts to promote the shift towards a green economy and has provided a strategic platform to support international cooperation to face global challenges, promote sustainable development and investments in the green economy, encourage adoption of effective policies, plans, and initiatives in this area, and discuss pressing issues including climate change and global warming.
WGES helps align energy policies with the Sustainable Development Goals, exchanging views on successful sustainability strategies, systems, and policies, and using available opportunities to support the transition to a green economy.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum launched the World Green Economy Organization (WGEO) in collaboration with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) during the WGES 2016. WGEO contributes to enhancing the transition to a green economy and disseminating green economy projects at a global level, as well as supporting countries and organizations seeking to achieve their strategies and green plans. WGEO and the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) hosted the ‘MENA Climate Week 2022’, in collaboration with the UNDP, the UN Environment Program (UNEP), UN Climate Change, the UNFCCC, and the World Bank Group from 28 to 31 March 2022, coinciding with the conclusion of Expo 2020 Dubai.
Moreover, the MENA Climate Week 2022 discussed the effects of climate change, and collaborate on swift, bold actions to address this challenge.