Time: October 28, 2021, 1:15-2 p.m. (GMT+8)

UAE Seminar—How the UAE is supporting Climate Resilient Infrastructure across the Middle East

Climate change will result in higher temperatures worldwide. With COP26 seeking global consensus on how governments and businesses can tackle this challenge, the panel focused on how the United Arab Emirates is working to build resilient infrastructure across the region through the adoption of new technologies and innovative adaptation measures.

It also aimed to showcase how today’s investment decisions can have a long-term impact on climate change, help build inclusive societies and deliver sustainable growth.

Topics discussed:

  • Setting the scene: How climate change affects infrastructure.
  • How the UAE is working to decarbonize its infrastructure network such as buildings, transport, water, energy and sanitation.
  • Examples of technologies and adaptation measures being deployed.
  • New business opportunities being created.
  • Financing options for smart infrastructure that anticipates climate challenges.


  • HE Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany, UAE’s Permanent Representative to IRENA
  • HE Fatima Mohammed Al-Foura Al Shamsi, Energy Policy Executive Director, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy
  • Joachim von Amsberg, Special Advisor to the President, AIIB
  • Omar Al Marzooqi, Chief Executive Officer, AIQ