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Abu Dhabi Sustainability week and Expo 2020 Dubai join forces


The opening ceremony and Zayed Sustainability Prize Awards will take place in Dubai.

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) is teaming up with Expo 2020 Dubai to help bring its message to a wider audience. 



The partnership which was revealed during Expo 2020’s Climate and Biodiversity Week, will demonstrate the UAE’s leading role in driving action on climate change, at home and abroad.

One of the largest gatherings on the planet, ADSW is expected to welcome more than 45,000 visitors this year from more than 170 countries from 15 to 19 January 2022 and brings together policy makers, industry specialists and technology pioneers to engage in dialogue and take action to advance the global sustainability agenda.

The programme will feature a series of high-level in person and virtual events with the ADSW Opening Ceremony and the Zayed Sustainability Prize Awards Ceremony taking place at the Dubai Exhibition Centre on Monday 17 January 2022. 



His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, Special Envoy for Climate Change, and Chairman of Masdar, said the collaboration between ADSW and Expo 2020 Dubai reinforces the UAE’s commitment to climate action and sustainability.

H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber said: “The combination of ADSW’s experience as a convenor with Expo 2020 Dubai’s global reach will help expand partnerships, drive innovation and open up new economic opportunities. 

“As the UAE marks 50 years of progress, with the Principles of the Fifty, sustainability will remain a cornerstone of plans for future growth, creating new knowledge, new skills, new industries and new jobs.”

Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai, echoed Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber words saying it was the UAE’s goal to build one of the most environmentally friendly Expos that there has ever been.

H.E. Reem Al Hashimy said: “As one of our three subthemes, sustainability is integrated across the entirety of Expo 2020 Dubai. We aim to be one of the most sustainable World Expos in history, supporting the UAE’s continued efforts to build cleaner, safer, and healthier communities for its people. 

“As a long-standing platform for sustainability, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week has a legacy of bringing together the global community, facilitating dialogue and accelerating sustainable development. 

“These qualities align with the aims of the Programme for People and Planet at Expo and our goal of catalysing a one-of-a-kind movement to shape the legacy that Expo 2020 leaves the world.”

All other events from the 2022 programme including ADSW Summit, IRENA Assembly, Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum, Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum, Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) Forum, Youth 4 Sustainability Hub, and the World Future Energy Summit – Exhibitions and Forums will take place in the capital or hosted virtually. 


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