The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) announced a full agenda of events and activities it plans to hold while taking part in Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2022 as Principal Partner to highlight the DoE’s role in enhancing the energy sector in the emirate and promoting sustainable systems in the UAE and the world.

Hosted Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company will take place from January 15-19, 2022.

The DoE plans to shed light on the Abu Dhabi Energy Sector and its role in a series of activities and events that also underline the Department’s efforts to engage the community in the emirate’s sustainability system. Several high-ranking DoE officials are taking part in the Summit and industry forums, with a series of discussions and conversations bringing attendees together with experts, alongside the DoE platform, which will be showcasing projects, activities, and programmes.

ADSW 2022 will be the first major sustainability event after the COP26 climate change conference, and will act as a global catalyst for COP27, which will be held in Egypt in 2022, and COP28, which will be hosted by the UAE in 2023. The Department will be taking part in a series of discussion panels, where DoE Chairman His Excellency Eng. Awaidha Murshed Al Marar will deliver a keynote address at the virtual ADSW Summit on January 17, as well as the opening speech for the Youth4Sustainability (Y4S) platform.

For his part, DoE Undersecretary H.E. Eng. Ahmed Mohammed Belajer Al Rumaithi will deliver a speech at the conclusion of the platform, while DoE officials join panel discussions at the Water Forum and Climate and Environment Forum, which are part of the World Future Energy Summit. The DoE will also have a presence at Women in Sustainability, Environment, and Renewable Energy (WiSER) Forum. Topics on the agenda include hydrogen, the energy transition, water self-sufficiency, demand-side management, renewable energy, and various other relevant subjects.

The hosting of ADSW is a key component in the UAE’s positioning as a regional and global leader in sustainability and climate action. Last October, the UAE announced its Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative, a national drive to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, the first such initiative in the MENA region. The UAE was also the first Arab country to set voluntary clean energy targets, and the first Gulf state to sign the Paris Agreement.

The ADSW 2022’s agenda aligns with the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy’s mission to spearhead the energy transition in the emirate, ensure sustainability, protect the environment, enhance energy efficiency, and ensure supply security.