International experts and policymakers highlight green hydrogen’s potential to support global net-zero goals ahead of UAE host COP28 later this year
Summit to be one of a series of high-level events at ADSW 2023 – highlighting UAE leadership’s commitment to practical, inclusive climate action
Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates, January 3, 2023 /CNW/ — Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), the global initiative of the UAE and its clean energy powerhouse Masdar to accelerate sustainable development, will this year host its first annual Green Hydrogen Summit, highlighting green hydrogen Growing importance in the global move towards net zero emissions.
Green Hydrogen Summit 2023 January 18will be one of the key events of ADSW 2023, bringing together heads of state, policy makers, industry leaders, investors, youth and entrepreneurs for a series of influential dialogues ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28)will be held in the UAE November 30-December 12. COP28The UAE climate conference will witness the conclusions of the first global stocktake of the Paris Agreement – assessing the progress countries have made on their national climate plans.
Dr. Ho Sultan Ahmed JaberThe UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, Special Envoy for Climate Change and Chairman of Masdar said: “We are at a critical time as countries prepare to gather in the UAE to highlight progress towards climate goals and explore pathways to net income. zero. ahead of COP28, ADSW2023 will provide a platform for important dialogue among key stakeholders and policymakers as we look to build alliances and develop innovative solutions for an inclusive energy transition. The UAE and Masdar have long believed that green hydrogen will play a key role in the energy transition, and now is the time for green hydrogen to play a more central role in ADSW as we continue to explore low- and zero-carbon energy solutions.”
Topics to be covered at ADSW’s inaugural Green Hydrogen Summit include developments in hydrogen production, conversion, transport, storage and use. It will include high-level discussions focusing on the development of the UAE’s hydrogen economy, the role of government and regulation, as well as panel sessions on a wide range of topics including innovation, sustainable finance, green energy and more. Africaand the hydrogen value chain.
Mohammad Jameel Al RamahhiMasdar CEO said, “As green hydrogen continues to show increasing promise as a key enabler of our net-zero future, we must unlock its full potential by accelerating R&D and investment in this important area. Masdar is excited to launch the ADSW Green Hydrogen Summit to support the development of the UAE’s green hydrogen economy and help realize the global energy transition. COP28 In the UAE, we can expect green hydrogen to be a key component of the future low-carbon energy market. “
The Green Hydrogen Summit is organized in partnership with the Hydrogen Council, the Atlantic Council, the International Renewable Energy Agency and Dii Desert Energy.
ADSW organizer Masdar announced in December the launch of its new green hydrogen business to support the UAE’s green hydrogen economy. Masdar’s green hydrogen business aims to produce up to 1 million tonnes of green hydrogen per year by 2030. Masdar has been actively involved in several projects related to green hydrogen production, including entering into a joint development agreement with major Egyptian state-backed organizations to build a green hydrogen production plant, with the goal of having an electrolyzer capacity of 4 GW by 2030 and producing green hydrogen annually 480,000 tons.
Founded in 2008, ADSW brings together Heads of State, policy makers, industry leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and youth to discuss, engage and debate climate action and innovation to ensure a sustainable world.
ADSW 2023, the first international sustainability event this year, will once again host the ADSW summit hosted by Masdar.happened at January 16the summit will focus on a wide range of key themes, including food and water security, energy access, industrial decarbonization, health and climate adaptation.
As in previous years, ADSW 2023 will feature partner-led events and opportunities for international engagement on sustainability-related topics, including the International Renewable Energy Agency’s IRENA Congress, the Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum, Abu Dhabi Sustained Finance Forum and World Future Energy Summit.
ADSW 2023 will also mark the 15th anniversary of the Zayed Sustainability Prize, the UAE’s groundbreaking global award for sustainability excellence. Masdar’s Youth in Sustainability Platform will host the Y4S Hub this week, aiming to reach 3,000 young people, alongside Masdar’s Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) Platform annual forum, Giving women a greater voice in the sustainability debate.
Key dates for ADSW 2023 include:
January 14-15: IRENA Congress, Atlantic Council Energy Forum
January 16: opening ceremony, COP28 ADSW Summit Strategy Release and Zayed Sustainable Development Award Ceremony
January 16-18: World Future Energy Summit, Youth 4 Sustainability Hub, Innovate
January 17: WiSER Forum
January 18: Green Hydrogen Summit and Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum
Registration for the Green Hydrogen Summit is now open and available at https://abudhabisustainabilityweek.com/
For more information, please visit: http://www.masdar.ae And connect: facebook.com/masdar.ae and twitter.com/masdar
About Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week
Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) is a global initiative launched in 2008 by the UAE and its clean energy powerhouse Masdar. For 15 years, ADSW has brought together Heads of State, policymakers, industry leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and youth to discuss, engage and debate climate action and innovation to ensure a sustainable world.ADSW 2023 aims to play a key role in driving momentum between the two by catalyzing influential dialogue and providing a platform to translate promises into tangible results for a net-zero future COP27 with COP28.
Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), the UAE’s clean energy champion and one of the largest companies of its kind in the world, is committed to advancing the development and deployment of renewable energy and green hydrogen technologies to address global sustainability challenges . Founded in 2006, Masdar is now active in more than 40 countries, helping them achieve their clean energy goals and drive sustainable development. Masdar is jointly owned by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala) and Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), and under this ownership, the company aims to own at least RM100 watts of renewable energy portfolio capacity (GW), and annual green hydrogen production capacity of 1 million tons by 2030.
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