Under the patronage of The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
UAE to play major role at Rio+20
The UAE will have a strong presence at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), said Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Special Envoy for Energy and Climate Change, Dr. Sultan Al Jaber on Thursday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He discussed the nation's participation ahead of the international conference, taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from June 20 to 22, to which the UAE will send a delegation of high-ranking officials.
Along with its active involvement in the creation of 'sustainable development goals,' which Rio+20 hopes to put forth in support of the United Nation's (UN) Millennium Development Goals, the UAE delegation will co-host an official UN event entitled "Black gold and the green economy: A hydrocarbon exporters' perspectives on sustainability", he added.
As a 2012 recipient of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 'Champions of the Earth" award for his leadership of Masdar, Abu Dhabi's renewable energy project, Dr. Al Jaber will deliver a keynote address at UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's "Sustainable Energy for All" reception, which is also co-sponsored by the UAE.