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ADSW side event webinar: UAE’s Climate Change and Sustainability policies – contributions of the Dutch private sector

  • 21 Jan 2021
  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • Go To Webinar
  • The UAE government has for many years, placed climate change at the top of its list of policy priorities. It recognizes that, along with other countries, the UAE is vulnerable to the impacts of physical climate change. These range from the increased incidence of extreme weather events, to future rises in sea level, and indirectly, disruptions to imported food supplies.


  • To highlight the annual
    Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and mark the one-year anniversary of the Dutch Sustainability Group (DSG), the BeNeLux Business Council in collaboration with the Embassy and Consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in UAE and the Netherlands Business Council UAE, have the pleasure to invite you for a thought leadership event discussing the contributions the Dutch private sector could make to help support the successful implementation of the UAE’s climate change and sustainability policies. 

    HE Fahed Al Hammadi, Acting Assistant Undersecretary
    for the Green Development and Climate Change Sector at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) will deliver the keynote speech, presenting the latest UAE NDC in line with the Paris Agreement. This will be followed by a Panel Discussion including:

    • Stefanie Schachtschabel (Initiator Dutch Sustainability Group & Chair Netherlands Business Council UAE)
    • Priya Sarma (Senior Sustainability Manager at Unilever)
    • Rachel Terry (Team Leader Climate Adaption at Van Oord)
    • Ajay Narain (Managing Director at LeasePlan Emirates)

  • The Panel Discussion will be moderated by Gus Schellekens (Managing Partner EMEA at Viridi Global). Gus is an expert Sustainability and Climate Change consultant, building on a 30+ year international management consulting career at Deloitte, PwC and EY.


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