Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, reiterated that the UAE will continue to forge ahead to ensure that all sectors, especially energy, reach new heights through collaboration and a strong commitment to excellence and leadership.
The Minister made the comments at a conference titled “Portraiting the Future of the UAE’s Energy Sector”, organized by the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MoEI) in partnership with Shell. The meeting attracted the attendance of engineers. Sharif Al Olama, MoEI Undersecretary for Energy and Petroleum Affairs, senior officials and experts from federal and local government entities, as well as representatives of the private sector.
Al Mazrouei said: “We discussed potential scenarios and next steps for the energy sector to align with the UAE Net Zero 2050 Strategic Initiative and the UAE Energy Strategy 2050, which is currently being updated to take into account the Engaging with stakeholders in the energy sector to benchmark a future action plan for comprehensive sustainable development. This is a timely step as it coincides with the Year of Sustainable Development and the UAE’s preparations to host the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference ( COP28).”
For his part, Al Olama said: “The conference aims to explore ways to adapt to and support the rapidly changing energy landscape. We seek to engage stakeholders at home and abroad to drive the UAE’s ambitious energy sector, especially clean energy to positively impact the global energy system. This conference is a key step in that direction as we discuss how to develop a flexible future energy system that can contribute to our net zero goals and Helps strengthen the UAE’s position as a leader in climate action.”