Masdar’s Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

Held annually in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week is one of the largest sustainability gatherings in the world – drawing more than 30,000 participants from 150 countries.

Organized by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, the week-long event includes the World Future Energy Summit, International Water Summit and the inaugural EcoWASTE summit – new for 2014.

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How This Solar Startup Became a Multinational Social Enterprise

The pay-as-you-go solar company M-Kopa has electrified homes in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. It now boasts 300,000 customers, equating to 1 in 20…
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Encouraging Middle Eastern Youth to Embrace More Sustainable Careers

A program launched this week during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week aims to engage Middle Eastern youth and inspire them to consider alternatives to…
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This NGO is Illuminating the World with Solar

After winning a Zayed Future Energy Prize award last year, Liter of Light has moved beyond simple water-bottle solar lights and launched new…
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Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Keeps Momentum From COP21 Surging

33,000 people are expected to attend the annual Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, and the opening ceremony got off to a rousing start with…
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Abu Dhabi Funds More Clean Energy Projects in Developing Countries

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development is financing clean energy projects in Antigua and Barbuda, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, and Senegal, which together…
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10 Reasons Why a Solar Plant in the Abu Dhabi Desert Matters for CSR

The Abu Dhabi desert hosts the largest solar energy plant in the Middle East. What's particularly special about this renewable energy initiative is…
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Enter Masdar’s 2016 ‘Engage’ Blogging Contest! The Transition to a Sustainable Economy by 2030

You could be honored as Masdar's guest VIP blogger and win an all-expense-paid trip to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week in January 2016!
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Abu Dhabi’s 2030 Vision

One thing I promised to look into, after having won the trip to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2015 based on a vision of…
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Masdar Boosts Global Renewable Energy Portfolio with New Projects in Africa

Masdar's latest initiative, another solar energy project in Mauritania, will provide clean energy in seven towns throughout this country of 4 million.
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Life in 2030: Will London’s Tube Tunnels Become Underground Cycle Paths?

London's tube tunnels may one day be home to underground cycle paths, predicts Masdar Blogging Contest runner-up Jonathan Powell.
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New Year’s Day in Portland: 2030

In 2030, Portland's skyscrapers will be transformed into vertical farm habitats, predicts Masdar Blogging Contest runner-up Ozzie Gonzalez.
Dubai is famous for its skyscrapers, but by 2030 the city may be known as a hub for sustainable development, predicts Masdar blogging contest runner-up

Dubai: A City That Answers Its People

Shellstone minarets and glass skyscrapers once symbolized the city’s tenacity in contest with the harsh desert. But in the years leading up to…
Bicycles are already commonplace in Palo Alto, but by 2030 the city may be entirely car-free, predicts Masdar blogging contest runner-up Gil Friend.

Palo Alto in 2030: How One Small City Advanced the ‘Sustainability’ Revolution

Gil Friend imagines the Palo Alto of 2030: climate positive, car-free and a vibrant laboratory for innovations that transformed the global landscape.
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Masdar Launching Desalination Project Powered by Renewables

Masdar's solar desalination pilot project in Abu Dhabi could pave the way to a future in which desalination is possible with less of…
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Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Launches with Award for Al Gore

The 2015 winners of the annual Zayed Future Energy Prize, which included former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, were announced yesterday in Abu…