29 October 2017

The Supreme Council for Environment (SCE) participated in the World Green Economy Summit (WGES) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates between 24 – 25 October 2017. The Summit is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and is organized by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority with the World Green Economy Organization, in cooperation with Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX). The WGES is one of the leading global forums on advancing the global green economy and sustainability agenda, bringing together world-class experts from around the world.

Chief Executive of the SCE His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Mubarak Bin Daina participated as a panelist for the closing  plenary, “From Paris to Bonn: global aspirations at a time of political uncertainty”.  The panel was moderated by Ms. Nicki Shields from CNN, where Dr. Bin Daina shared the panel with His Excellency Aziz Rabbah, Minister of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development in the Kingdom of Morocco, His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO and Managing Director of Dubai Electricity & Water Authority and Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Dr. Bin Daina discussed the significance of the Paris Agreement to the world and shared his perspectives on achieving its aspirations, with particular emphasis on Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), the Kingdom of Bahrain’s role as a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) and increasing global ambition through the Facilitative Dialogue and the Global Stocktake.

During the summit, Dr. Bin Daina had a bilateral meeting with Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Dr. Frank Rijsberman on Bahrain’s future climate change strategy, action on the Green Climate Fund projects and innovation in solar desalination.

The SCE also participated in a roundtable discussion organized by GGGI on Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation, where SCE representatives shared their views on scaling up action to prioritize adaptation needs for Bahrain.