Schneider Electric has announced that it is hosting a series of Sustainability Roundtables at the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, UAE.
The Sustainability Roundtables, it said, are designed to facilitate “crucial conversations” that will create meaningful impact and feed into broader discussions on achieving net zero.
Through the series, the four roundtables are bringing together thought leaders from government, industry, and academia to zoom in on specific opportunities and challenges related to decarbonisation; industrial sustainability; energy transition; and the role of young leaders in transforming the region’s energy landscape.
They will feature key leadership from Cisco, Microsoft, Accenture, American University of Sharjah (AUS), Emirates Development Bank, University of Wollongong in Dubai, Accenture, PwC, TAQA, Unilever, Tetra Pak, Clean Energy Business Council, DP World, UPS, and Bee’ah, among others.
Several key topics will be explored including: Catalyzing Decarbonization: Digitalization and Strategy; Accelerating the Energy Transition: Maximizing Industrial Sustainability; Sustainable Synergy: Advancements in Energy, Built Environment and Industry; and Empowering Youth: A New Wave of Green Leaders.
Ayman Ismail, Vice President of Business Development & Government Affairs & Strategy, Schneider Electric, commented: “Technology is one of the keys to unlocking the potential of the energy transition and securing net zero. There is a myriad of technical, financial, industrial, and operational challenges to accelerating the development of tech-enabled climate solutions. Our goal remains to drive multi-sectoral collaboration and create a platform to influence industry conversations through inclusive discussions to create concrete impact in the region and beyond.”