World Green Economy Summit 2015
The World Green Economy Summit (WGES) is an initiative by the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority, and is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai in cooperation with both the Dubai Green Economy Partnership and WETEX. WGES aims to become the premier international foundation for both strategic partnerships and innovative solutions, seeking to accelerate a smooth and efficient transition into the green economy. WGES 2015 is the second event and will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of April at the Dubai International and Exhibition Centre. It is the first green summit in the Middle East and North Africa region, uniting world leaders who come together to build a sustainable future for generations to come. His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA, Vice Chairman of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Chairman of the World Green Economy Summit will be speaking at the event, as will Connie Hedegaard, the Former EU Commissioner of Climate Action and Chairwoman of Kann Foundation, amongst others. The summit will build upon the conclusions of WGES 2014, with the most significant element being the Dubai Declaration – the strategic commitment underlying the development of WGES, formulated in alliance with the long-term aim of turning Dubai into the ‘Capital of the Green Economy.’ The theme for 2015 is “The Global Green Economy” and it seeks to develop the summit as the premier international platform of its kind, follow up on commitments made through the Dubai Declaration, develop the WGES Public-Private Partnership and Green Economy Marketplace Platform, and to create strong connections to the UN Climate Agreement 2015 through the Road to Paris, and Sustainable Development Goals 2015.
Date: 22nd – 23rd April, 2015 Organisers: Government of Dubai, Supreme Council of Energy, DEWA, Dubai Green Economy Partnership, WETEX 2015 and World Climate Ltd. Venue: Sheikh Maktoum Hall, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre Dubai, UAE