Alula Berhe Kidani
theme *‘Industry Convergence: Accelerating Sustainable Development’
Under the theme, ‘Industry Convergence: Accelerating Sustainable Development,’ ADSW 2019 will explore how industries are responding to the digital transformation underway in the global economy, which in turn is giving rise to new opportunities to address global sustainability challenges.
ADSW has expanded its pillars beyond renewable energy to cover a broader range of issues to better align with the UAE Vision 2021 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The pillars of ADSW address Energy and Climate Change, Water, Future Mobility, Space, Biotechnology, Tech for Good. Running across ADSW’s 2019 programmes and pillars will be Youth and Digitalization. Among the events during ADSW 2019 will be the Future Summit (formerly the World Future Energy Summit), which will convene from 15-16 January 2019.
WFES Water will convene from 14-15 January. This forum will focus on disrupting the Water-Energy-Food-Nexus in order to optimize resource efficiency, sustainability and security in arid regions. The ninth meeting of the IRENA Assembly will convene at the beginning of ADSW, from 11-13 January Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) is the largest sustainability gathering in the Middle East, held annually each January. The event is dedicated to furthering our understanding of the major social, economic and environmental trends shaping the world’s sustainable development, and to empowering the global community to realise viable and effective strategies to mitigate climate change and address the energy and sustainability challenges of the future.
Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week is a manifestation of the UAE’s proactive, forward thinking approach to sustainability and its commitment to furthering our understanding of the major social, economic and technology trends shaping the world today. As one of the world’s largest sustainability gatherings, the week brings together a unique mix of policy makers, industry specialists, technology pioneers and the next generation of sustainability leaders. Through its initiatives and events, ADSW helps to drive the sharing of knowledge, implementations of strategies and delivery of solutions to drive human progress.
ADSW 2018 hosted around 38,000 attendees from 175 countries, with more than US$15 billion worth of projects announced during the week.
Theme Under the theme of*‘Industry Convergence: Accelerating Sustainable Development’, ADSW 2019 will explore how industries are responding to the digital transformation underway in the global economy, which in turn is giving rise to new opportunities to address global sustainability challenges.
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