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World leaders set to meet in Abu Dhabi to accelerate sustainable development

Key platform: In the Sultanate of Oman, Masdar has delivered the first large-scale wind farm in the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Dhofar Wind Power Project.
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Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2022, taking place from January 15 – 19, 2022, will convene global leaders, including heads of state, policy makers, and international business leaders, as the United Arab Emirates aims to take the agenda global sustainability forward and accelerate pathways to net zero.


ADSW 2022 will be the first major sustainability event after the COP26 climate change conference, and will act as a global catalyst for COP27, which will be held in Egypt in 2022, and COP28, which will be hosted by the UAE in 2023. Held annually since 2008, ADSW has become one of the latest sustainability platforms in the world, with more than 45,000 people from 175 countries participating in ADSW 2020.


Taking place virtually on January 17, the ADSW Summit will bring together global leaders to engage in dialogue and outline actions to achieve a net-zero future. Delivering global net zero commitments and the journey to the COP28 climate change conference will be key topics for discussion at the ADSW Summit.


The World Future Energy Summit exhibition and forums, which take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) during ADSW from January 17-19, will showcase exhibitors from nearly 1,000 international companies, supporting the global energy transition. Exhibiting companies will showcase the latest innovations for clean energy, water, smart cities, and ecowaste. Country pavilions participating at the World Future Energy Summit include China, India, Japan, South Korea, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and Nigeria.


Key ADSW dates include: January 15-16 - IRENA Assembly, January 17 – Opening Ceremony and the Zayed Sustainability Prize Awards Ceremony, ADSW Summit, January 17-19 – World Future Energy Summit, Innovate, Youth 4 Sustainability Hub, January 18-19 Atlantic Council Forums January 18 – WiSER Forum, January 19, Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum.


ADSW is hosted by Masdar, the UAE’s renewable energy powerhouse with investments spanning clean energy, green hydrogen and sustainable development across 6 continents – delivering 50GW of clean energy projects by 2030.


In the Sultanate of Oman, Masdar has delivered the first large-scale wind farm in the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Dhofar Wind Power Project. Located in the Dhofar Governorate, the project is Masdar’s first investment in the Sultanate of Oman’s renewable energy sector, comprising 50 megawatts (MW).


Since 2006, Masdar has invested in renewable energy projects in almost 40 countries with a combined value of over $20 billion and a gross power generating capacity of almost 14 gigawatts (GW).


With projects located across almost 40 countries, Masdar mitigates nearly 19.5 million tonnes of CO2 per year (all projects in operation, under development and announced, gross CO2 mitigation) (Net CO2 mitigation for all projects in operation, under development and announced is nearly 9.5 million tonnes of CO2), providing almost 14 gigawatts of clean energy and powering over 4 million homes globally.


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