April 10 2014 (Dubai and Copenhagen): Further four organizations - OECD, Global Energy Initiative, the CEO Platform for Green Growth in the Middle East and North Africa, and the Clean Energy Business Council - have joined as partners of the World Green Economy Summit 2014 in Dubai. All six organizations are characterized by their strong green profile and their willingness to take part in the global transition to a green economy.
The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. We work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. We measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment. We analyse and compare data to predict future trends. We set international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals. We look, too, at issues that directly affect the lives of ordinary people, like how much they pay in taxes and social security, and how much leisure time they can take. We compare how different countries’ school systems are readying their young people for modern life, and how different countries’ pension systems will look after their citizens in old age. Drawing on facts and real-life experience, we recommend policies designed to make the lives of ordinary people better. We work with business, through the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, and with labour, through the Trade Union Advisory Committee. We have active contacts as well with other civil society organisations. The common thread of our work is a shared commitment to market economies backed by democratic institutions and focused on the wellbeing of all citizens. Along the way, we also set out to make life harder for the terrorists, tax dodgers, crooked businessmen and others whose actions undermine a fair and open society.
Global Energy Initiative
Global Energy Initiative (GEI) is an international not-for-profit organization with the mission of promoting sustainable energy for all, protecting the environment, and mitigating the effects of climate change. To this end, Global Energy Initiative organizes public discussion forums; educates people on judicious use of energy and environmental challenges; promotes technological advancement and research on energy efficiency; and supports projects that will help to reduce energy poverty. GEI's premier monthly magazine, Global Energy Affairs, offers insights from leading experts on major energy issues of our times. While dedicated to the United Nations’ principles and guidelines for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), GEI’s worldwide network of Students for Sustainable Energy for ALL (SSEA) will contribute to the success of The Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014-2024).
CEO Platform for Green Growth in the Middle East and North Africa
The CEO Platform for Green Growth in MENA connects visionary, action-orientated business leaders of top companies from prominent industry sectors in the MENA region to catalyze change for a green economy and a sustainable future. The Platform leverages on cooperation with global initiatives such as the Prince of Wales Corporate Leaders Network on Climate Change. The CEO Platform encourages, fosters and supports pioneering business leaders in transforming their businesses towards sustainable principles.
Clean Energy Business Council
The Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) is a non-profit, nongovernmental association that brings together leading local and international organisations in the MENA clean energy sector from both the private and public spheres.
CEBC seeks to become the leading forum for local, international corporations and government entities focused on the development and deployment of clean energy in the MENA region. It also aims to promote constructive dialogue and collective action by all stakeholders in order to guide public policy and private investment in the region’s nascent clean energy sector. CEBC constantly strives to provide its members with updates on the latest developments in clean energy policy, research, and technology and opportunities to grow their organizations and network with high-level industry players.
The World Green Economy Summit (WGES), initiated by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, will be held in Dubai on the 15th and 16th of April 2014 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. It will take place in conjunction and collaboration with WETEX2014, the annual Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition that is expected to attract more than 1,500 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors in 2014. The World Green Economy Summit will convene under the theme “Global Partnerships, Sustainable Future” and looks to complement the sustainable future vision of the UAE and the global efforts to combat climate change.
Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE)
Under the visionary guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 (DIES) was developed in 2010 and deployed in 2011 to set the strategic direction of Dubai towards securing sustainable supply of energy and enhancing demand efficiency (water, power & transportation fuel). The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy is the governing body tasked with policy development, planning and coordinating with concerned authorities & energy bodies to deliver new energy sources while employing a balanced approach to protecting the environment.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA)
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is an inspiring success story known for its efficiency and reliability in every facet of its operations. Constant planning and forecasting to meet the growing demands of the customer has always been DEWA's well entrenched philosophy. Owing to this policy, the Authority has come a long way in serving the customers and thereby making its own contributions to the economic growth of Dubai.
Dubai Green Economy Partnership (DGEP)
Dubai Green Economy Partnership (DGEP) is an initiative of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council. As the first multi-stakeholder partnership to promote the transition to a green and low-carbon economy in the Middle East, Dubai Green Economy Partnership is driven by global Public-Private Partnerships, collaboration and cross sector participation and aims to enable the growth of green trade and investment, accelerate the adoption of green technologies, products and service, build capacity and co-develop projects and knowledge assets across national, regional and global markets.
Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX)
WETEX is a meeting ground for experts and specialists from various sectors including electricity, water and environment technologies. Over the years, the exhibition has succeeded in attracting leading international companies and organizations, building on the pioneering position of Dubai as a global hub for finance, business and tourism. It also presents the best solutions and practices to address environmental challenges.
World Climate Ltd (WCL)
World Climate Ltd. is dedicated to generate green business by facilitating large-scale collaboration between businesses, financiers, philanthropists and governments at regional, national and global levels. Among others, World Climate Ltd. has established itself as one of the foremost players to bridge between the climate negotiations, country green efforts and the business community, with important platforms like the World Climate Summit.
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