Global leaders to join virtual Abu Dhabi Climate Summit

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More than 80 global leaders are convening virtually for Masdar's Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Summit.

The opening sessions will include a head of state address from the President of Singapore, Halimah Yacob, who will stress the importance of collective climate action and highlight the far-reaching impact climate change is already having on people all around the world.

The summit's the first major sustainability event after the COP26 climate change conference, and acts as a global catalyst for COP27, which will be held in Egypt in 2022, and COP28, which will be hosted by the UAE in 2023.

The ADSW Summit will include sessions on global energy transition, the future of transportation, carbon capture and storage, and the increasing importance of environmental, social, and governance criteria in making decisions.

It will feature keynotes, fireside chats and panel sessions with global leaders including; Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands; Sheikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of HM the King for Humanitarian Works and Youth Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain, President, Bahrain Olympic Committee; Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization; Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Group CEO & Managing Director, Mubadala; Ray Dalio, Co-Chairman & Co-Chief Investment Officer, Bridgewater Associates, LP; Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment; Thomas J. Vilsack, US Secretary of Agriculture; John Kerry, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate; Sheikh Shakhboot Nahyan Al Nahyan, Minister of State.

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