HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Chairman of the World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2015 received a high-profile delegation from the Regions of Climate Action (R20) Board, which is chaired by Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Governor of California. The delegation included Terry Tamminen, Board Member and Strategic Advisor to the Founding Chair, and Christophe Nuttall, Executive Director of R20. The meeting is part of preparations for WGES 2015, which is held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, under the theme ‘Global Partnerships for a Sustainable Future.’ This Summit will be held on 22-23 April 2015
The meeting was attended by Waleed Salman, Vice Chairman of WGES, Dr. Yousef Al Akraf, Executive Vice President of Business Support and Human Resources at DEWA, Stephane Le Gentil, CEO of Etihad ESCO, Ivano Ianelli, CEO of the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence, and Ahmed Abdullah, Senior Manager of External Communications at DEWA.
At the ‘Road To Paris - World Climate Region Summit,’ held recently in Paris, Al Tayer signed a partnership agreement with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chairman of R20, to join WGES 2015 as an official partner. The Summit focuses on the transition towards a global green economy, as well as promoting Dubai's position as a capital of green economy and sustainable development.
“In line with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and to support the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative of His Highness, and the UAE Vision 2021, Dubai has launched the World Green Economy Summit 2015, which is organised by DEWA under the umbrella of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy. The summit is a global platform and a strategic enabler for the global green economy agenda,” said Al Tayer.
“At the meeting, the R20 Board has confirmed its participation at WGES 2015, which brings together key decision makers in green economy from around the world. WGES 2015 will expand to focus on new pillars and the introduction of further partnerships as well key initiatives. WGES 2015 will bring together top speakers, including CEOs, business executives, entrepreneurs, and national leaders. It will include interesting and relevant session topics and well-framed discussions with international panellists. It will be a platform for exchanging knowledge, to strengthen the position of Dubai as a global hub for green economy, energy efficiency and security, investment in renewable energy, and demand side management to curb carbon emissions and achieve the objectives of the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, to reduce energy consumption by 30% by 2030,” concluded Al Tayer.