– High-level forum to engage decision makers, public and private sector leaders and climate experts on “Achieving Net Zero – Pathways to Accelerating Implementation” –
Manama – May 13, 2023 – Sustainability Forum Middle East today announced that it will launch its second edition on January 9, 2024 in the Kingdom of Bahrain under the patronage of the Minister of Oil and Environment, Special Envoy for Climate Affairs, H.E. Dr. Mohamed bin Mubarak bin Daina. This year’s Forum, again supporting regional decarbonation, will focus on “Achieving Net Zero – Pathways to Accelerating Implementation”.
The Forum in its inaugural edition attracted participation from more than 400 senior decision makers, sustainability experts and dignitaries in the Kingdom of Bahrain with high-level speakers and panels including top government officials and business and climate leaders, examining national and regional net-zero commitments and the critical role of the private sector in achieving them.
The second edition, to be held after the much anticipated COP28, set to take place in the UAE in November 2023, will review the outcomes of the annual United Nations (UN) climate meeting and the road ahead towards net-zero including new strategies and solutions for regional decarbonisation and pathways for accelerating implementation. This includes essential collaborations and tools, funding and the regulations required to support economic transition and progress across all sectors. COP28 will be the second consecutive UN global climate meeting to be taking place in the region, after COP27 in Egypt in November 2022, further shining a spotlight on MENA’s important and unique role in global decarbonization.
Leading up to the Forum in January 2024, Sustainability Forum Middle East will be holding a Decarbonisation Roundtable Series with the first set for May 23, 2023 in the Kingdom of Bahrain on “Carbon Markets – Accelerating and Funding the Road to Net-Zero”. It willlook at the rolecarbon markets can play in helping businesses and countries achieve their net-zero ambitions. Featuring participation from public and private sector actors engaged in carbon markets and senior representatives from regional carbon market companies, the roundtable will provide an overview of carbon markets and help build better awareness of their growth and practical workings as well as the potential benefits they can provide as part of broader efforts to support and fund decarbonisation and the road to net zero.
Commenting on the launch of the second Sustainability Forum Middle East, H.E. Dr. Mohamed bin Mubarak bin Daina, said, “Launching the second edition of the forum follows the success achieved by the first edition locally, regionally, and globally in emphasizing Bahrain’s continuous pursuit to support those initiatives and programmes that enhance national partnership and international cooperation in all aspects of sustainable development. Proceeding with extra efforts is crucial to strengthening cooperation, elevating coordination, and experiencing exchange among countries, organizations, and climate change-related parties to find ways to adapt to and alleviate its effects while meeting obligations and international treaties associated with the environment and sustainable development. We are looking forward to the complementary success of the international efforts on the side lines of the second edition.”
Adding, Ms. Laila Danesh, Managing Director of FinMark Communications, the Forum’s founder and organiser, said, “ We’re delighted to announce the launch of the second edition of Sustainability Forum Middle East in January 2024, where we will continue to look at the region’s decarbonisation efforts and ways to support and accelerate implementation. We’re especially grateful for the support again this year of the Ministry of Oil and Environment and Supreme Council for Environment, under the leadership of HE, the Minister, Dr. Mohamed bin Mubarak bin Daina. Public and private sector cooperation and coordination remains essential to both meeting the challenges and opportunities presented by the transition to a low carbon economy and the Forum’s aim remains helping companies across sectors build greater knowledge and gain practical tools and strategies for taking climate action and contributing to the realisation of national and regional decarbonisation objectives.”
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