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Maktoum bin Mohammed attends WGES 2018

December 16, 2018  

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 

Deputy Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today attended the opening of the fifth edition of the World Green Economy Summit (WGES), which is being held under the patronage of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. This year’s edition, being held under the theme ‘Driving Innovation, Leading Change’, will run till Thursday at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

Delivering the welcome address, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy in Dubai, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Electricity And Water Authority, and Chairman of WGES 2018 Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said that the Summit is aligned with the vision of UAE President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; and the follow up efforts of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to cement the UAE’s position as the best country in the world by 2071. 

Al Tayer said that apart from the UAE, the Republic of Korea and Italy have expressed their interest in joining the World Green Economy Organization (WGEO). He also said that representatives of 60 countries are attending the Summit, which serves as a preparatory conference to launch WGEO. 

He also called on world leaders to join hands to face the challenges caused by climate change and global warming through initiatives and solutions based on clean energy. “The UAE Green Agenda 2030 and the Clean Energy Strategy 2050 are high among our priorities. We have launched a number of projects to implement these strategies. We seek to achieve the objectives of the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 in collaboration with various players,” Al Tayer said.

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