Second recent win in the energy sectorThe 2015 Ecocity World Summit is to be held in Abu Dhabi from 11 to 13 October. This is a biennial cross-disciplinary gathering of all involved in building sustainable cities. The organisers of the summit praised Abu Dhabi for its commitment to facing environmental challenges and supporting renewable energy, as well as its interest in ‘blue carbon sequestration’. This is the absorption of carbon out of the atmosphere in mangroves and sea grasses.
The event is expected to attract upwards of 1,500 delegates and will be accompanies by an Ecocity exhibition.
HH Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman, TCA Abu Dhabi, comments: ‘This is a very positive development for our ambition to be recognised as a preferred destination for major world conventions and also our aim to be a local and global leader in environmental sustainability efforts’. October’s summit is not the only energy-related event to have been won by Abu Dhabi recently. The UAE capital, in competition with Rio de Janeiro and St Petersburg, has been chosen to host the 2019 World Energy Congress (WEC) – one of the world’s most important energy forums. The Congress will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) and is expected to attract more than 5,000 leaders in the private and public sectors.
Pictured: ADNEC is the venue