By Sam Bridge
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change chooses Dubai to host the first of its kind climate event to be held in the Middle East and North Africa
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, chairman of the World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO), has announced that the Dubai has been picked to host the MENA Climate Week 2020.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat has chosen the emirate to host the first of its kind climate event to be held in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) which will coincide with Expo 2020 Dubai.
The announcement came on the sidelines of the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25), which is being held in Madrid, Spain until December 13.
Al Tayer is heading a high level delegation from the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority to participate at COP 25.
“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 10000 participants. 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,” said Al Tayer.
“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,” added Al Tayer.