Monaco's Head of State, Prince Albert II, will deliver a keynote address on national resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) on January 19.
The event is a global forum for accelerating sustainable development, hosted by Masdar.
It runs from January 18 to 21.
To ensure the safety of all participants, ADSW 2021 and all related high-level events will take place virtually. The physical programme of ADSW will return in 2022.
The Prince's address will follow a speech by Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, the UAE's Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Special Envoy for Climate Change and Chairman of Masdar, and is expected to help set the agenda for a green recovery in a post-pandemic world.
ADSW Summit will feature more than 70 high-level speakers from around the world and broadcast online across different time zones to engage audiences across various geographies and markets.
The agenda runs over three two-hour sessions that focus on the pillars of "Live & Move," "Care & Engage," and "Work & Invest," with each theme exploring social, economic and technological opportunities to support a sustainable recovery.
ADSW 2021, which is supported by Abu Dhabi’s Department of Energy as a Principal Partner, will feature a series of high-level virtual events, including the ADSW Summit, IRENA Assembly, Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum, Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum, Youth 4 Sustainability Virtual Forums and the World Future Energy Summit Webinars.
Through initiatives and events, ADSW is committed to the sharing of knowledge, implementation of strategies and the delivery of real-world solutions to address the challenges related to sustainability and climate change. As the first global event in the UAE’s Golden Jubilee year, ADSW 2021 will help galvanize further collaboration among government, business and community stakeholders to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
For over a decade, Abu Dhabi has provided a sustainable platform for the global community that has grown through its initiatives and events to emerge as a thought leader and catalyst that accelerates sustainable development around the world.
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