Abu Dhabi launches Sustainability Week with major summit

January 17, 2022
Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi has launched Sustainability Week with a major summit the anchor event which provides a platform for global leaders to discuss the latest trends shaping the world’s sustainability agenda.

Since 2008,Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week(ADSW) has grown to become one of the largest platforms of its kind in the world. Through its year-round initiatives and events, ADSW brings members of the global community together to accelerate sustainable development.

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The ADSW Summit brings together heads of state, senior policymakers, CEOs, entrepreneurs, and members of academia to identify pathways to accelerate global leadership, economic development, and the implementation of the technologies and innovations needed to deliver the world’s climate and sustainability goals.

To reflect the principles of ADSW, the Summit will focus on Global Collaboration & Leadership, Economic Development, Technology & Innovation.

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has taken a lead for the industry in environmental initiatives including an ECO Demonstrator and sustainable flights and its CEO Tony Douglas will make a keynote speech at the conference.

As part of the United Arab Emirates’ long-term vision and commitment to social, economic, and environmental sustainability, Abu Dhabi established Masdar in 2006 to support the diversification of the country by advancing global renewable energy and sustainable technologies.

To accelerate global collaboration and sustainability around the world, Abu Dhabi formed ADSW, hosted by Masdar, with a specific focus on delivering action across three principles; Global Collaboration & Leadership, Economic Development, and Technology & Innovation.

ADSW takes a proactive approach at a grassroots level, encouraging social inclusion by hosting a series of platforms and events aimed at engaging and empowering young people, females, and members of the community to play an active role in delivering a sustainable future.

Working with its public and private partners, ADSW hosts a series of events that welcome heads of state, policymakers, business leaders, and technology pioneers, providing them with a global platform to share knowledge, showcase innovation, and outline strategies for delivering climate action.