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Abu Dhabi will host next year’s International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC), a political meeting that is set to discuss worldwide renewable energy policy and innovation
The UAE will open its doors to world energy leaders and look to demonstrate the country's role in implementing renewable energy projects and promoting clean technology.
"This is the first time this conference on renewable energy has come to the Middle East. It is a significant recognition of our strong leadership in the renewable energy sector," said Dr Sultan Al Jaber, chief executive officer of Masdar, Abu Dhabi's multifaceted renewable energy company.
"We are honoured to be selected as the conference host. This decision validates our wise and visionary leadership's commitment to advancing renewable energy, and establishing the UAE as an energy and sustainability hub."
The conference will be held at the same time as the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, which will both aim to encourage the expansion and deployment of renewable energy.
Host countries that have demonstrated a proven commitment to accelerating renewable energy adoption have been chosen by REN21, the organisation backing the Abu Dhabi International Renewable Energy Conference (ADIREC).
"The world energy leaders set to assemble in Abu Dhabi for these conferences will evaluate and formulate the policies to drive the transition to sustainable energy, including encouraging private-sector investment in renewables," said Adnan Amin, director-general of IRENA.