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Opening Ceremony - Bringing Together World Leaders in Sustainability

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Opening Ceremony

The official opening ceremony initiated four days of discussion and collaboration between policymakers, investors and thought leaders. It also recognised ground-breaking achievements in sustainability with the Zayed Future Energy Award, a prize which has impacted 200 million people globally by giving them access to clean energy, and safe water and food.

Abu Dhabi Global Action Day

Following the ceremony, Abu Dhabi Global Action Day aimed to turn the ambitious goals of COP 21, the Paris Climate Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into innovative, yet practical policy, investment and technology solutions and partnerships.


  • Reports from the United Nations have shown that the most cost-effective approach to tackling climate change is through energy efficiency in buildings, providing favourable returns on investment.
    Saeed Al Abbar
    Chairman, Emirates Green Building Council, Knowledge Partner of the Energy Efficiency Expo
  • Energy Efficiency is one of the least expensive but most effective ways to solve the Middle East and North Africa’s skyrocketing energy demand. The Energy Efficiency Expo 2017 will support smart government regulation that can help change behaviours of organisations and people to adopt energy-efficient technology.
    H.E. Dr Nasser Saidi
    Chairman, Clean Energy Business Council, Knowledge partner of the WFES Energy Efficiency Expo





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Co-located with

  • wfes
  • solar expo
  • iws
  • ecowaste