H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco, Head of State of the Principality of Monaco, will deliver a keynote address at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), the global platform for accelerating sustainable development. Hosted by Masdar, the event runs from 18-21 January 2021 as a reimagined virtual event.
His speech on national resilience in the face of COVID-19 at the ADSW Summit on 19 January, will follow the keynote by His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, 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 pillar exploring social, economic and technological opportunities to set and support a sustainable recovery.
The speakers at the one-day virtual ADSW Summit will also include H.E. Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Managing Director and Group CEO Mubadala Investment Company; H.R.H Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, Founder and CEO, KBW Ventures; H.E. Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment of the Republic of Singapore; H.E. Sheikha Bodourbint Sultan Al Qasimi, Founder & CEO, Kalimat Publishing Group; H.E. Eng. Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Energy; Francesco La Camera, Director General, IRENA; Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director UN-Habitat; Noel Quinn, Group Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Holdings; Laurence Fink, Chairman and CEO BlackRock; and Dr Lucas Joppa, Chief Environmental Officer, Microsoft, in addition to many other high-level speakers.
ADSW 2021, supported by Abu Dhabi’s Department of Energy as a Principal Partner, will feature a series of high-level virtual events. These include 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 sharing knowledge, implementing strategies, and delivering 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 worldwide.
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.