H.E Sharif Al Olama states, “Climate action is one of the main pillars of the National Energy Strategy 2050”
Sunday, November 14, 2021
The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure is participating in the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition "ADIPEC 2021", which will be presently held this year under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, May God protect him, from 15-18 November at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center "ADNEC".
During its participation, the Ministry intends to shed light on the efforts made by the UAE to confront the repercussions of climate change, in addition to the set of initiatives, strategies and policies adopted by the country with the aim of enhancing efforts to deal with the issue of climate change, the latest of which was the launch of its strategic initiative aiming at achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 few days ago with the convening of the United Nations climate conference "COP26" that was recently hosted in Glasgow in Scotland.
The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure will also review the pioneering projects and the latest sustainable practices and technology, which represent a comprehensive approach to climate action, and will contribute to creating a diversified mix of energy sources and achieving a balance between sustainable development and limiting the repercussions of climate change, which is in turn one of the objectives of the National Energy Strategy 2050, and the UAE’s strategic initiatives aiming the carbon neutrality by 2050.
For his part, His Excellency Eng. Sharif Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure for Energy and Petroleum Affairs, said: "The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition "ADIPEC 2021" is a global platform that provides a wide space for discussing key decisions related to the issue of climate change, especially since the climate action is one of the main pillars of the national strategy of the United Arab Emirates, and one of the most pivotal issues at the national and global levels”.
His Excellency added, "As the UAE celebrates its 50th anniversary, we reaffirm our full commitment to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and we look forward to strengthening partnership with all countries to achieve tangible results in climate action."
It is worth noting that ADIPEC 2021 will have the participation of more than 32 government ministers from all over the world, which is a record for the largest and most influential World Energy Forum. The conference activities include more than 160 sessions bringing together more than 1,100 distinguished speakers, in addition to 6 major conferences, and 9,500 delegates registered at the conference. This event will host more than 110 countries represented in the exhibition, in addition to the participation of 26 country pavilions, 34 national companies and 17 international companies, bringing the total exhibiting companies to 1,824 companies operating and providing services in the oil and gas sector.