Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), a global initiative spearheaded by the UAE and its clean energy powerhouse Masdar to accelerate sustainable development, will this year host its first annual Green Hydrogen Summit, highlighting the role of green hydrogen in achieving net-zero emissions globally increasingly important.
The 2023 Green Hydrogen Summit on January 18 will be one of the key events of ADSW 2023, bringing together heads of state, policymakers, industry leaders, investors, youth and entrepreneurs for a series of high-impact dialogues The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) will be held in the UAE from 30 November to 12 December.
COP28, the UAE climate conference, will see the conclusions of the first global stocktake of the Paris Agreement – assessing the progress countries have made on their national climate plans.
Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, 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 emphasize the importance of achieving climate goals and exploring pathways to net 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 in 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 in Africa and the hydrogen value chain.
Masdar CEO Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi said: “As green hydrogen continues to show increasing promise as a key enabler of our net-zero future, we must unlock Its full potential Masdar is pleased to launch the ADSW Green Hydrogen Summit to support the development of the UAE’s green hydrogen economy and help enable the global energy transition. This inaugural summit will also pave the way for COP28 in the UAE, where we can expect green Hydrogen energy will become an important part 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.-TradeArabia News Service