The World Green Economy Summit 2015 (WGES 2015) is the second annual summit of its series. It followed in the steps of the inaugural World Green Economy Summit 2014 which brought together over 1,100 delegates and over 40 partners and sponsors.

We would like to thank all Sponsors, Institutional Partners, Media Partners, and Delegates who made this year’s World Green Economy Summit a success!

By working to become a long-term development platform, WGES 2015 will assist in establishing Dubai as “The Capital of the Green Economy”. Those attending will have the opportunity to become part of an exclusive network and make an impact on media, social networks and among business, government and finance leaders.

Held under the leadership of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) the World Green Economy Summit focuses on action, as demonstrated by the tangible outcomes of WGES 2014. These outcomes include the Dubai Declaration, wide media coverage, and numerous partnership signings and business deals. Over the course of the year, the commitments of the Dubai Declaration will be followed up on and serve as a point of departure for WGES 2015.

OBJECTIVES

  • Maintain WGES as the premier international platform for green economy
  • Follow up on commitments made through the Dubai Declaration
  • Development of the WGES Public-Private Partnership and Green Economy Marketplace Platform
  • Create strong linkages to the UN Climate Agreement 2015 through the Road to Paris and Sustainable Development Goals 2015 

TIME & PLACE

The summit took place April 22-23, 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre – Al Maktoum Hall alongside WETEX 2015, the annual Water, Energy, Technology and Environmental exhibition which in its previous edition attracted more than 1,500 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors.


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CONTENT

WGES 2015 set the agenda for the green economy with the following themes:

  • Road to Paris
  • Climate Regulation
  • Leadership on Climate Change
  • Global Green Public Private Partnership Platform
  • The Global Green Marketplace
  • Innovation, Finance and New Solutions

FORMAT

Under the overarching theme “The Global Green Economy”, the two day summit featured:

  • Plenary sessions to address major issues
  • Exhibition of new projects and solutions
  • Roundtables and workshops for in-depth discussions among buyers, solution providers and financiers on the Public Private Partnership Platform
  • Bilateral meeting between the public and private sector
  • Network and match-making opportunities at lunch and cocktail receptions

PARTICIPANTS

The audience featured an eclectic mix of international, high level delegates, through individually invited segments of the green arena’s leading decision makers, CEOs, thought leaders, business executives, investors, entrepreneurs, philanthropic figures, national, regional and city leaders.

PARTNERS & SPONSORS

The World Green Economy Summit 2015 was organized in collaboration with global business, international institutions, NGOs and both international and local media organizations. The 2014 World Green Economy Summit partnered with over 20 organizations such as UNDP, OECD, State of Green, ICC, CDP, R20, FICCI and over 25 companies like Citigroup, HSBC, BMW, Veolia and TrueBlue.

MEDIA

The World Green Economy Summit has been able to partner with some of the world’s most renowned media organizations, providing top quality coverage of the event. The World Green Economy Summit 2014 welcomed over 15 major media organizations both local and international such as, Thomson Reuters, Dubai Media INC, GreenBiz Group, Cities Today, CNN and many more.

ORGANISERS

The World Green Economy Summit (WGES) is an initiative of Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) and will be held under the leadership of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), in conjunction with WETEX 2015, the leading water, energy and environment technologies exhibition in the region since 1992. DEWA has organized several high profile events including the Dubai Global Energy Forum, Sustainable Arabia conference in association with UNDP, the World Energy Forum and the inaugural World Green Economy Summit 2014. DEWA has partnered with World Climate Ltd. for the event, a global strategic stakeholder platform dedicated to generate green business. With more than 8 years of experience in facilitating solutions with large corporations, institutions and governments.

For more detailed information please visit the official
World Green Economy Summit website.

CONTACT

Tine Cato
Project Manager / World Climate Ltd / tine@wclimate.com / +45 40 83 04 97

Gintare Skorupskaite
Project Coordinator /  World Climate Ltd / gintare@wclimate.com / +45 40 89 75 03