Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2023, the global initiative by the UAE and its clean energy powerhouse Masdar, will feature high-level sessions on priorities ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), which will be held in the UAE from November 30 to December 12, 2023.

ADSW 15th edition will take place from January 14 to 19, under the theme of ‘United on Climate Action Toward COP28’, ADSW will convene heads of state, policymakers, industry leaders, investors, youth, and entrepreneurs, for dialogues on the transition to a net-zero future. Stakeholders will discuss key priorities for the global climate agenda at COP28, the need for all of society to be engaged and included, and how to leverage the assessments from the first Global Stocktake of the Paris Agreement to accelerate climate progress at COP28 and beyond.

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ADSW 2023 will feature for the first time a Green Hydrogen Summit, hosted by Masdar’s green hydrogen business on January 18, highlighting its potential to decarbonise key industries – helping countries to achieve their net-zero objectives.

Earlier this month, Masdar formally announced a new shareholding structure and the launch of its green hydrogen business – forming a clean energy powerhouse that will spearhead global decarbonisation efforts. Masdar is now one of the largest clean energy companies of its kind and is well-positioned to lead the industry on a global scale, strengthening the UAE’s role as an energy leader.

As the first international sustainability gathering of the year, ADSW 2023 will drive discussion and debate around climate action in the run-up to COP28. The ADSW Summit, hosted by Masdar and taking place on January 16, will focus on a wide range of critical topics including Food and Water Security, Energy Access, Industrial Decarbonisation, Health, and Climate Adaptation. (GULF NEWS)