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SEE Institute to host Global Sustainability Summit 

by Madaline Dunn

SEE Institute has announced that it is hosting a Global Sustainability Summit on Net Zero Solutions and Circular Economy this week. 

Held for two days and beginning on April 25th, this is the event’s inaugural year, and will address the urgent need for global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to reach net zero. 

The summit aims to provide a platform for policymakers, industry experts, researchers, and academics from around the world to engage in discussions aimed at driving actionable solutions.

Keynote speakers at the summit include Maha Al Qattan, DP World’s Group Chief Sustainability Officer; Gary King, President of ICE Futures Abu Dhabi; Jack Mathews, President of Mathews Southwest; and Ghanim Al Falasi, Senior Vice President of Technology and Entrepreneurship at Dubai Silicon Oasis.

International scholars from more than 30 universities and 12 corporates will convene at the event, presenting over 75 research papers covering topics such as:

  • Sustainability, 
  • Net zero initiatives, 
  • Circular economy solutions, 
  • Climate action and 
  • Strategies for building resilient cities and communities.

In addition to these discussions, the summit will also host a five-day boot camp focused on nurturing high-potential startups in the sustainability sector. 

Successful businesses emerging from the boot camp will have the opportunity to join Bedayat’s incubator program, where their initiatives will be piloted within The Sustainable City’s living lab, it was shared. 

They will also gain access to investors and early-stage grants to catalyse their growth and impact.

“Achieving net zero is no longer a distant aspiration; it is an attainable target, and we have managed to achieve it at SEE Institute, even amidst some of the harshest weather conditions,” commented Engineer Faris Saeed, Founder & Chairman of SEE Institute. 

Adding: “By hosting the SEE Global Sustainability Summit, in alignment with the UAE’s 2050 net zero targets, we are dedicated to fostering an environment where academic research meets practical application. This offers actionable insights for policymakers, industry leaders, and budding entrepreneurs. The summit reaffirms SEE Institute’s commitment to educating, inspiring, and incubating the next generation of sustainability champions.”

The summit comes in collaboration with SEE Holding, which works closely with SEE Institute’s academic team. 

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