Dubai to host first MENA Climate Week during Expo 2020
The event, organised by the UNFCCC-WGEO regional collaboration centre, will welcome 10,000 participants
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat has chosen Dubai to host the MENA Climate Week 2020 in a first-of-its-kind climate event to be held in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region during the Expo 2020 Dubai.
The chairman of the World Green Economy Organization (WGEO), HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, made the announcement on the sidelines of the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) being held in Madrid, Spain, until 13 December, 2019.
Al Tayer is heading a high-level delegation representing the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, WGEO, and the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) at COP 25.
Commenting on the MENA Climate Week 2020, Al Tayer said: “The UNFCCC-WGEO regional collaboration centre’s steering committee will be organising the MENA Climate Week 2020 in Dubai next year during Expo 2020 Dubai, with more than 10,000 participants.”
The chairman of WGEO also held a meeting with executive secretary of the UNFCCC, HE Patricia Espinosa, to discuss key areas of cooperation, and exchange best practices and global experiences in green economy.