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Dubai to host World Green Economy Summit in April

Dubai: Dubai is set to host The World Green Economy Summit (WGES) on April 15 and 16.

Held under the theme “Global Partnerships for Sustainable Future”, the summit will see the participation of prominent experts from energy, finance and business sectors, in addition to government leaders, international organisations and the private sector.

The summit aims to promote capacity building and highlight effective policies, legislation and new opportunities for leading businesses supporting the transition to a green economy

Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, Chairman of the World Green Economy Summit and MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, highlighted the fact that the private sector plays a remarkable role in the transition into a green economy.

He stressed the significance of forums, which explore and build up new opportunities between thinkers and decision makers in both private and public sectors.

“The “Green Economy for Sustainable Development” initiative, launched by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has placed the UAE among leading world countries in the green economy field. Hosting the World Green Economy Summit in Dubai enhances the position of the UAE as a global hub for exporting and re-exporting green products and technologies and Dubai as global gateway of investment and green trade,” he said.

The summit will be held in conjunction with the next session of Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition, WETEX 2014.