World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2017 to shed light on how smart cities have become a key to a green economy

H E Saeed Al Tayer MDCEO of DEWA_Chairman of WGESBy Accommodation Times Bureau Dubai

Dubai, UAE, 14 October2017: The fourth edition of the World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2017 will highlight the importance of smart cities in the transition towards the green economy. This is an endeavour to design ‘smart’ approaches, which ensure that cities, will be optimised for economic activity, energy consumption, environmental impact reduction and a good urban life.

 Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on 24-25 October 2017 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Summit will witness wide participation of decision makers and experts in green economy and sustainable development.

The current speed of global GDP growth will need an estimate of $57 trillion in infrastructure investment between now and 2030, according to prominent research centres estimates. A total of $1 trillion global annual savings could be attained by only optimising smart public infrastructure development.

Smart cities around the world are now pioneering all sorts of cutting-edge technologies to reduce pollution and boost energy efficiency, becoming green role models for others to follow. The eco-friendly push not only helps to protect the planet, but also stimulates growth, unleashing a new generation of eco-friendly infrastructure and jobs.

WGES 2017 will cover sessions that discuss the commitment of governments towards smarter, more efficient cities that lead the way in innovation, creating interconnected urban areas and eco-friendly infrastructure. The Summit will bring together experts from around the world, including governments and industry practitioners; to give their views on how smart cities and technologies can be used to improve the lives of future generations.





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