Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) announces its support for COP28 and outlines a comprehensive program of activities.
Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) is gearing up to support the UAE’s renewable energy ambitions and its leadership at the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28).
As a COP28 Principal Pathway Partner, Masdar will have a prominent presence throughout the 12-day event, featuring a wide range of events, activations, discussions, and forums. In addition to addressing various audiences, Masdar’s activities will focus on supporting women sustainability leaders and young individuals interested in pursuing careers in the sector.
The Masdar Stand, situated in COP28’s Green Zone within the Energy Transition Hub, will showcase the company’s history and aspirations. Visitors to the stand will gain insight into Masdar’s pivotal role in advancing the UAE’s commitment to clean energy and its goal to become the world’s largest renewable energy company and a leading green hydrogen advocate by 2030, positioning the UAE at the forefront of the energy transition.
Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, stated, “Masdar is proud of the pioneering role we have played in advancing the clean energy sector and enabling the UAE’s vision as a global leader in sustainability and climate action. As a COP28 Principal Pathway Partner, we embrace this opportunity to showcase our proven track record in advancing the commercialization and deployment of renewable energy and clean technologies to address the world’s sustainability challenges.”
Masdar’s strategic initiatives will have a significant presence at COP28. This includes Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), a global initiative championed by the UAE and Masdar to accelerate sustainable development and advance economic, social, and environmental progress.
The Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) global platform, which champions women as leaders of sustainable change, and Youth 4 Sustainability (Y4S), which supports the development of young sustainability leaders, will also host several events.
Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi added, “Masdar will be doing our utmost to ensure COP28, led by our Chairman and COP28 President-Designate Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, is a resounding success. We are mindful that the fight against climate change does not end with COP28, and our special program of events will highlight the role that women and the next generation will play in leading the world’s sustainability efforts.”
Masdar’s presence at COP28 will showcase the impressive renewable credentials the company has built since its formation in 2006 under its founding CEO and now Chairman, Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, who has been a pioneer in the global renewable energy sector for 17 years.
As the UAE’s clean energy champion, Masdar’s global footprint has expanded exponentially in recent years, with new renewable energy projects in development across Europe, Africa, Central Asia, and the Americas. These projects include the Cirata floating solar plant in Indonesia, the largest in Southeast Asia, and the Garadagh Solar PV Plant, Azerbaijan’s first foreign investment-based independent utility-scale solar project.
Now active in over 40 countries across six continents, Masdar has developed more than 20GW of renewable capacity, invested more than US$30 billion, and is targeting a 100GW portfolio by 2030.