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ADSW Global Action Day

Abu Dhabi Global Action Day, is a platform for policy-makers and the business community to align on taking action to advance the global sustainability agenda.

As many of the global agreements pertaining to sustainability and renewable energy – including the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement – may seem theoretical or abstract outside the policy community, Global Action Day aims to recognise the applicability and viability of such agreements and make realistic, concrete plans on how to advance their objectives.


  1. ICC Hall
    40 mins

    HE Luis Guillermo Solís, President,  The Republic of Costa Rica

    HE Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Prime Minister, The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

    HE Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, President , The Republic of Maldives 

    HE Horacio Cartes, President, The Republic of Paraguay

    HE Filip Vujanović, President, Montenegro  

  1. ICC Hall
    15 mins
    • Mr. Takeshi Uchiyamada , Chairman of the Board of Directors, Toyota Motors Corporation
  1. ICC Hall
    30 mins

    One -on-one interview with HE  Khalid A. Al-Falih , Minister, Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources , Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, KSA 

  1. ICC Hall
    10 mins
    • Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  1. ICC Hall
    50 mins
    • HE Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCE), UAE
    • Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
    • Adnan Amin, Director General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
    • Mestrallet,  Chairman of the Board of Directors, Engie
    • Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Energy For All (SE4All)

    Moderator: David Sandalow,  Inaugural Fellow at the Centre on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
  1. ICC Hall
    60 mins
    • HE Suhail Al Mazroui, Minister, Ministry of Energy (MoE), United Arab Emirates
    • HE Piyush Goyal, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, Republic of India
    • Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency, International Energy Agency (IEA)
    • HE Dr. Mohamed Shaker El-Markabi, Minister, Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Arab Republic of Egypt
    • Antoine Cahuzac, Chief Executive Officer, Electricite de France (EDF)
    Moderator: Michael Liebreich, Chairman of the Advisory Board and Founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF)
  1. ICC Hall
    15 mins
    • The Good Country Index and how it measures each country's contribution to humanity and the planet
    • About the "Dual Mandate" and how today's leaders need to recognise their responsibility for everybody on the planet, not just their own citizens
    • How we can change the culture of governance from fundamentally competitive to fundamentally collaborative.

    Simon Anholt is the founder of the Good Country movement and the Good Country Index:  the first ever study of what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size (www.good.country).

    He also works as an independent policy advisor to the Heads of State and Heads of Government of nations, cities and regions worldwide, to develop and implement strategies for their enhanced economic, political and cultural engagement with other countries. He has advised the governments of more than 50 countries. He is widely regarded as the leading authority on managing national identity and reputation. He is the founder and publisher of two major annual surveys polling over 20,000 people in 25 countries to monitor perceptions about the world’s countries and cities. He has written five books (two bestsellers).






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