The UAE has hosted the 2019 Global Ministerial Conference on Green Economy on the sidelines of the World Green Economy Summit. It is a global conference initiated by the World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO) in close cooperation with the United Nations, with its main goal being to scale up and increase the replication of successful green economy solutions by engaging countries within a regional setting and deepening the impact of the global transition to a green economy. The conference provides a platform to promote successful evidence-based green economy solutions that meet the needs of countries in implementing the UN Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.
On the sidelines of the event, the MENA Regional Collaboration Centre (MENA RCC), which will be based in Dubai, was also officially inaugurated. The regional centres operate as part of a collaborative effort between the WGEO and the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat. Under the UNFCCC facilitation process, RCC Dubai will provide technical support to stakeholders to increase investments in technologies, solutions and partnerships that aim to de-carbonize the economy, as well as promote behavioural change.
His Excellency Saeed Al Tayer, Chairman of the WGEO, said: “We have already started the process of establishing a unique platform that brings the public and the private sectors under one roof to cooperate and identify ways of implementing sustainability in a new economic model. By convening through various platforms around the world that involves a broad range of stakeholders, the WGEO is committed to creating shared solutions and collectively promoting their implementation.”