Report: 2nd World Future Energy Summit, Abu Dhabi, 19-21 January 2009

Avin Pillay, Mirella Elkadi

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The Masdar Initiative, host of the 2nd World Future Energy Summit, 2009 (WFES), was launched by Abu Dhabi's Government in 2006 and aims to establish Abu Dhabi as a global leader in renewable energy. WFES 2009 was the world's largest conference and exhibition on renewable and future energy solutions, innovations, investments, policy and vision. The summit successfully brought together leading experts in the fields of climate change and alternative energy to present plans and strategies for clean energy solutions. The event was widely publicised and signalled the dawn of a new era for future energy. It was supported by more than 16,000 delegates and guests, and about 350 corporate bodies specialising in green technologies. The event showcased a fascinating display of new ideas and future technologies by a broad array of entrepreneurs and innovators. A hybrid fuel-efficient SUV, advanced energy-saving LED lighting and humanoid service robots to assist in constructing green homes were some of the innovations. The presence of royal personages and more than 100 ministers, senior government officials and corporate leaders made the event truly spectacular. Masdar was at the centre of a revolutionary initiative to propel the world into the age of future energy [1].

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)281-286
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Studies
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2009


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