All you need to know about Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

The virtual event will embody the UAE’s approach to addressing the challenges of sustainability and the effects of climate change.

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) will be held virtually from 18 to 21 January and is hosted by Masdar.

The series of high-level virtual events will help to set the global sustainability agenda for 2021 and explore the opportunities to achieve a ‘green recovery’ post the COVID-19 pandemic.

It will also include the ADSW Summit, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly, Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum, Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum, Y4S Youth Forums and the World Future Energy Summit Webinars.

The ADSW Summit is set to explore topics that will reimage sustainable development and open up social, economic and technological opportunities for delivering a green recovery.



You will need to register to take part in the ADSW Summit 2021.

The events will start with IRENA Assembly, which will bring together government ministers, member delegations, as well as heads of international and regional organizations to contribute to the global energy transformation dialogue.


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Tuesday, 19 January


The ADSW Summit will focus on three pillars: LIVE & MOVE, CARE & ENGAGE, WORK & INVEST.

Each session of the summit is designed to set the agenda for sustainable recovery and explore the social, economic and technological opportunities to achieve a “green recovery” post-COVID-19.

Masdar will also host the Youth 4 Sustainability (Y4S) virtual Youth Forums, a three-day youth-led programme aimed at exploring ways for young people to play an active role in the implementation of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and UAE’s 50 Year Development Plan.

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The forums will also be an opportunity for youth to reimagine the skills they need for future jobs and how they can contribute to sustainable development and the UAE’s long-term vision.

Youth members from local schools, universities and partner organizations, as well as young participants from around the world, are invited to participate.


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Wednesday, 20 January


The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) will host the Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum (ADSFF).

Institutional investors, financial institutions, government officials, regulators, development finance institutions and project developers will come together to explore emerging themes, identify sustainable solutions and showcase concrete actions.


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Thursday, 21 January


Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week will conclude with The Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum. International and regional political, industry and thought leaders will set the global energy agenda for the year and examine the longer-term geopolitical and geo-economic implications of the changing energy system.

Key themes of the Global Energy Forum will include:

  • Post-COVID-19 Energy System
  • Road to Net-Zero
  • Role of the Middle East in the Energy Transition
  • US Energy and Foreign Policy in the Next Administration.

The 2020 edition of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week hosted nearly 45,000 attendees from 170 countries, with more than 500 high-level speakers from around the world.

For more information, visit Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2021


Source: WAM UAE National News Agency

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Masdar Abu Dhabi Sustainable Week website: Atlantic Council 2020 – Masdar IRENA HE Dr Thani 2020 – Masdar Opening ceremony 2020 – Masdar Future Sustainability Summit 2020 – Masdar
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