Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week sees new launch of initiative to drive climate action


The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment signed a partnership with the Abu Dhabi Global Market, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, and Hub71.

Their aim is to fast-track research and development in water and climate technology to create a global ecosystem for leveraging technology to drive climate action. 

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, ADSW 2020, also saw winners announced in several categories for innovative companies driving improvement in climate change and the environment. 

The programme entitled Climate Innovations Exchange, is a global platform that connects sustainability entrepreneurs with progressive investors. 

The winner of Sustainability in Space was SATLANTIS, a Spanish start-up that provides proven high-performance technologies to enable the development of high spatial and temporal resolution services for earth observation.

Plastic Fri, a Swedish start-up targets minimising the environmental impact of conventional petroleum-based plastic via an environmentally-friendly alternative and won the best innovator in the Future of Food and Agriculture category.

The best innovator in the Future of Mobility category was Ampaire, a US-based developer of electric aircraft that presented the world’s largest hybrid-electric plane – the Electric EEL. 

Meanwhile, Greek agtech start-up, Augmenta, topped the Future of Food and Agriculture category. 

The best innovator in the Future of Energy category was Liquidstar, a start-up from Hong Kong that developed baby mobile Tesla PowerWalls to replace liquid fuel with battery-powered Mobile Virtual Grids. 

Also, on the sidelines of ADSW 2020, Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment introduced a collaborative project between the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Expo 2020 Dubai, and Siemens that aims to build the first facility in the MENA region to produce hydrogen using clean energy. 

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