DUBAI, May 22nd, 2018 (WAM) — The annual World Green Economy Summit (WGES 2018) will be organised in Dubai to tackle global issues and important strategies, including the digital age and its impact on building a ‘green’ and sustainable future growth across industries. This was announced yesterday by the organising committee of the fifth WGES 2018.
WGES is set to take place from October 24th to 25th under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The summit is organised by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO), in collaboration with international partners under the theme ‘Driving Innovation, Leading Change’.
The event will focus on three main pillars, green capital, digital transformation, and leadership and social engagement. The event will gather financial executives, investment professionals, and thought leaders to discuss ways to increase green capital flows into regional and global environment-friendly projects and how to de-risk those investments.
It will also focus on developing the digital economy and integrating it with the green economy. The summit will discuss the latest smart technologies and digital breakthroughs that promise to accelerate green growth and sustainable development.
On leadership and social engagement, the event will examine the ongoing shift to a green economy – a phenomenon that many fear may lead to human insecurity and inequalities, job losses, and social deficits. Participating leaders and supporters of green innovation initiatives are expected to exchange knowledge and best practices to address the economic and social impact of these programmes.
The UAE is the first in the Arab world and the region as per the index of realising global green economy and it is at the forefront of the green transformation and renewable energy. (WAM)