Abu Dhabi – A “Green Week” in the United Arab Emirates

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The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, organized by Masdar from the 16th to 23rd January 2016, brought more than 32,000 participants from over 170 countries.  Over years, the event has become nothing less in importance than the “Davos of energy”. This edition, coming as post-COP21, additionally whistled the real kick-off for the deployment of renewable energy.

After the Paris agreement, decision makers gathered this week to widely discuss about energy issues dedicated to sustainable issues and technologies for preventing further global warming.

Joel Ruet, President of The Bridge Tank discussed there with Seyni Nafo, the youngest negotiator of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21), about the need to help ensure that the COP22 is that of shared innovation, and specifically, that of Africa’s central presence in this shared innovation.

Ruet also emphasized the importance of an energy vision for the long-term through the development of renewable energy in order, among other things, to limit the impact of volatility that today characterises fossil fuel prices.