World Green Econ­omy Sum­mit 2015

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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

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