New Zealand is the latest nation to formally announce its participation in Expo 2020 Dubai.
Its participation will come six years after an agreement was signed on the deployment of renewable energy solutions in various parts of the world.
New Zealand already generates nearly 85% of its total energy supply using renewable sources, while the UAE has set a target of 44% to come from clean sources by 2050. Dubai has set its own target of 75%.
Expo 2020 Dubai, which has the theme Connecting Minds, Creating the Future, opens on 20 October 2020 and closes six months later, on 10 April 2021. More than 180 nations are expected to participate.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee, said: “New Zealand’s decision to take part in Expo 2020 underlines the importance that Dubai plays as a global destination and a point of convergence for the peoples of the world.”