The Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD) in conjunction with the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) announced the next Ecocity World Summit (ECWS) to be hosted in Abu Dhabi from October 11th to 13th 2015. The announcement was made at the 2013 biennial Summit in Nantes, France, in the presence of nearly 2000 delegates from over 44 countries.
The ECWS is the longest running international conference series on sustainable cities, commencing in 1990. ECWS 2015 will be the first edition to be held in the Middle East.
The ECWS initiative aims to gather likeminded individuals and organisations from around the globe with the aim of proposing forward thinking and innovative solutions to today’s urban problems. The key is, in the context of sustainable development, to transform cities around the world in order to make them greener, healthier and all in all better places to live in.
Adopting the theme of “Ecocities in challenging environments”, this event aims to:
Proposed outcomes of the Summit: