Cairo 9 October 2015
The11th series of the Ecocity World Summit (ECWS 2015) is set to kick off in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, hosted by the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD), supported by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Urban Planning Council (UPC), Masdar, and facilitated by Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) with Abu Dhabi Tourism & Cultural Authority (TCA).
The Summit, to be held from (11-13 October 2015), will focus on how to build eco-cities in challenging environments and how to make cities healthier, greener and better places to live. It will facilitate the exchange of experiences between decision makers, researchers and civil society on local, regional and international levels. The summit is also aiming to develop action strategies that fit the Arab region as well as the international community.
27 August 2015
15 years ago, in September 2000, global leaders agreed on a set of targets, famously known as The Millennium Development Goals which promised to transform our world into one that was sustainable, equitable and poverty free. I was too young to understand or comprehend any of these goals back then, but now, I fully realise that their non-fulfillment has pushed our planet to the edge of a precipice. The evolution of social media over the past decade has thrown open a treasure trove of information, data and statistics that assist civil society, policy makers and stakeholders to determine and gauge progress, based on facts rather than surmises. Today’s youth are often referred to as the “connected” generation due to our “web-savvyness” and we must use these skills to assess and analyse information and data sources on the progress of the sustainable development goals, to ensure that the timeline of 2030 is achievable.
Visionary leaders to convene with delegates and collaborate to help drive eco-city movement
23 August, 2015
Abu Dhabi, 23 August, 2015 – Ecocity World Summit (ECWS) 2015 has confirmed a line-up of 13 ministers and government officials as speakers, in addition to 22 subject matter experts, up to a dozen academia, and other visionary leaders from the private sector and civil society. Scheduled to take place in the UAE Capital from 11 to 13 October 2015, members of the public and eco-enthusiasts are encouraged to register and engage with specialists to discuss, create and apply sustainability-enhancing solutions for cities.
30 June, 2015
Ecocity World Summit 2015 was featured at the first Egypt Urban Forum (EUF), which hosted more than 500 participants in Cairo between 14 and 15 June 2015, through the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, at Cairo University – a key active participant at the Forum.
Abu Dhabi, 18May, 2015 :The Ecocity World Summit (ECWS) 2015, scheduled to take place in Abu Dhabi from 11 to 13 October 2015,has now madeits preliminary programme available,outlining a wide-range of activities and an impressive array of speakers who will share their industry knowledge and experience. ECWS, which will be hosted in the Middle East for the very first time, will tackle the issues around building ecocities in challenging environments. The event aims to facilitate a multi-disciplinary exchange around the issues of sustainable cities, through targeted workshops, side events and a dedicated majlis.
Mar 11, 2015
Regional and global experts encouraged to submit next generation of ideas, projects and strategies for world’s eco-cities of the future
The next Ecocity World Summit (ECWS), to be hosted in the Middle East for the very first time, has called on the wider community to submit abstracts for papers or presentations at the summit, set to be held in Abu Dhabi from 11 to 13 October 2015. Authors are invited to advance the state of thinking and inspire the next generation of ideas, projects and strategies for eco and smart cities of the future. If selected, authors will be given the unique opportunity to present their work to a top-calibre audience of local and international governmental, academic, private-sector leaders and eco-experts. The deadline for abstract submissions is 15 April 2015.
September 30, 2013
The Ecocity World Summit – the biennial cross-disciplinary gathering of all involved in building sustainable cities - is to come to Abu Dhabi city, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, in October 2015, announced the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD). The Summit organisers, the Ecocity Conference Series Relay Committee (ECRC), awarded the host status to the UAE capital after what it called a ‘clearly outstanding proposal’ submitted by Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau – a dedicated entity of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) – in conjunction with the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD),and its Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) and with the support of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company and Etihad Airways. The Summit is expected to attract upwards of 1,500 delegates and features an associated Ecocity exhibition.
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