Dubai Electricity and Water Authority ( DEWA ) has unveiled the programme of the second Green Week, which is the biggest community initiative in the Middle East that promotes environmental sustainability, and highlights different topics related to sustainability and green economy. Green Week, to be held from 21-26 April 2015, comprises several events. These include the 17th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2015), the second World Green Economy Summit, the Arab Oil and Gas exhibition, and other environmental activities for society as a whole.
“Green Week fits well into the long-term Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, which supports the UAE Vision 2021 to make the UAE one of the best countries in the world by 2021. It also supports the Dubai Plan 2021 to create a happy society and achieve the aspirations of citizens and residents. Green Week reflects DEWA ‘s efforts to enhance sustainability and sensible use of resources among all society. Building on last year’s success, we have added more diverse activities to this year’s programme,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA .
Green Week will host the Antarctica art gallery. There will be a dedicated stand for jobs in the sustainability sector and a competition for green artwork for students. Over 3 days, there will be discussion sessions, lectures, and studies on green practices.
DEWA will announce the Green Declaration through the DEWA Academy. It will also organise certified training sessions on sustainability for the academy’s students. DEWA will also sponsor green initiatives and organise open activities for the public in Mirdif City Centre. DEWA will continue the Green Ribbon pledge campaign and organise environmental competitions for the public, an art and creativity exhibition on green concepts, and national heritage activities. DEWA has set up a dedicated booth in Hall number 4 at the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre for Green Week. It will highlight its scholarship programmes and other environmental sustainability topics.
Green Week is an annual initiative that shows to the world Dubai’s firm commitment to green concepts. It summarises to international visitors Dubai’s efforts to ensure a sustainable future, for generations to come.