Sustainability

First advisory board meeting for RAK Energy Summit held

The event will bring together international and local government and business leaders to discuss initiatives and priorities for the energy transition

The first advisory board meeting for the RAK Energy Summit took place virtually on July 13, 2022. It was organised by Ras Al Khaimah Municipality and attended by representatives from the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, and RAK Public Services Department (PSD).

Also in attendance were subsidiaries Works Agency and Waste Management Agency, RAK Tourism Development Authority, RAK Transport Authority, RAK Economic Zone (RAKEZ), Upper Austria Energy Agency (Austria), and Regulatory and Supervisory Bureau (RSB) Dubai.

Speaking during the meeting, H.E. Munther Mohammed bin Shekar, Director General of Ras Al Khaimah Municipality said: “The event will bring together international and local government and business leaders from both the demand and supply sides, experts and academics to discuss industry trends, initiatives and priorities for the energy transition. We look forward to hosting insightful discussions and hope that the summit will enhance cooperation between international agencies, local government bodies and the private sector on tangible goals and projects.”

On 21 June 2022, Big Project Middle East hosted the first edition of its Energy & Sustainability Summit. Watch the event highlights here.

The RAK Energy Summit will take place on 4 – 5 October 2022 at the Al Hamra International Exhibition & Conference Centre in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah and is hosted by Ras Al Khaimah Municipality. Its agenda includes keynote contributions from government and industry leaders.

The Summit is being supported by the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and more than 10 government entities in Ras Al Khaimah.

It will follow the theme of “Creating and Contributing to the Energy Efficiency Goals of the Future’. The summit is in line with the RAK Energy Efficiency and Renewables Strategy 2040, and also supports UAE’s Net Zero by 2050 strategic initiative and the country’s preparations for the UN COP 28.

The RAK Energy Efficiency and Renewables Strategy targets 30% electricity savings, 20% water savings and 20% renewable energy in the generation mix by 2040.

In March, RAK-based Al Hamra announced a five-year roadmap to boost investment, business, residential and tourism in the emirate. In July, Siemens said that it partnered with the American University of RAK to reduce carbon emissions.

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