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The UAE to host second world ministerial conference on clean energy in Abu Dhabi 2011

Washington DC - The United Arab Emirates received support from the 24 participant governments of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) to host the second Ministerial in Abu Dhabi in 2011. The UAE participated in the first-ever Ministerial in Washington, DC on July 19-20 to discuss collective avenues of cooperation and knowledge sharing in promoting policies and programmes that address the development of clean energy technologies and the mitigation of climate change.

The participating governments announced more than a half-dozen new initiatives to accelerate the development of clean energy technologies around the world. Programmes announced will avoid the need to build more than 500 mid-sized power plants in the next 20 years, promote the rapid deployment of electric vehicles, support the growing global market for renewable energy and carbon capture technologies, bring solar lanterns or other improved lighting services to more than 10 million poor people by 2015, and help encourage young women to pursue careers in clean energy.

Given its leadership in developing and deploying clean energy technologies and its innovative and leading position in advancing renewable energy policies, the UAE will be hosting the second Ministerial in Abu Dhabi after having successfully hosted the CEM Preparatory Meeting last month.

– Emirates News Agency, WAM