The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat has chosen Dubai to host MENA Climate Week 2020, the first of its kind climate event to be held in the Middle East.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, chairman of the World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO) said the event will coincide with Expo 2020.
The announcement came during a press conference for Regional Climate Weeks, which took place on the sidelines of the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25), which was recently held in Madrid, Spain.
HE Al Tayer headed a high-level delegation from the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, WGEO and Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) at the conference.
“The UNFCCC-WGEO Regional Collaboration Center’s Steering Committee will be organizing the MENA Climate Week 2020 in Dubai next year during Expo 2020 Dubai, with more than 10,000 participants, said Al Tayer.
"WGEO is delighted to be among the co-partners of the Regional Climate Weeks, which will be organizing the first MENA Climate Week in the second half of 2020, as part of our collaboration with the UNFCCC.”
“This important event aims to foster and speed up the shift towards a new model of sustainable growth and highlight the importance of simultaneously addressing climate change and meeting global development challenges.
"WGEO is always keen to support such initiatives and we will be providing the highest level of support for MENA Climate Week 2020.
"This event is an important platform for various nations in the region to participate, as countries, next year would be reviewing their efforts and achievements in their national climate action plans to support the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030.”