Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week to host largest public & private sector investors in low carbon industries.

December 16th, 2012 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

UK Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker and CEO of UAE’s Masdar, Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, announced a new roundtable for the world’s largest public and private sector investors in low carbon industries.

The meeting, to be held on 14 January 2013 during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, aims to scale up investment to combat climate change in developing economies.

Speaking at the recent Doha climate change conference, Minister Barker said “alongside the formal negotiations that took place in Doha, there was a formidable amount of informal discussion around how to mobilise at scale the private finance needed to tackle climate change.”

“I’m excited to announce with Masdar our convening of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds and development banks to work on this important agenda in 2013.”

Dr Sultan Al Jaber, CEO of the Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi (click image to expand - image courtesy of the Scottish Government)

Masdar CEO, Dr. Sultan Al Jaber said “we look forward to working with the UK and relevant financial institutions during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week to identify mechanisms that will facilitate the deployment of climate change mitigation technologies such a renewable energy.”

The meeting will take place during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and alongside the annual World Future Energy Summit, dedicated to advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies.

The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week will gather the public and private sector to collectively address the growing challenge of sustainable development.


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