Experts from across the United Arab Emirates gathered at the University of Birmingham Dubai ahead of this year’s COP28 environmental summit to discuss areas of future co-operation in sustainable energy.
Held at the University’s iconic Dubai campus, the successful Energy Day event saw experts from the University of Birmingham welcome participants and senior representatives from industrial, academic and NGO institutions across the UAE, and the British Embassy in Abu Dhabi.
This was another productive event as part of the University of Birmingham’s contribution ahead of COP28, to deepen understanding of the key challenges and possible solutions associated with climate change.Professor David Sadler - Provost of University of Birmingham Dubai
Professor David Sadler, Provost of University of Birmingham Dubai, commented: “This was another productive event as part of the University of Birmingham’s contribution ahead of COP28, to deepen understanding of the key challenges and possible solutions associated with climate change.
“There is a pressing need to understand different possible energy futures, and we were delighted to host such a range of distinguished speakers.”
Professor Martin Freer, Director of Birmingham Energy Institute (BEI), led the delegation of experts from the University of Birmingham’s UK campus and commented: “It was a pleasure to be able to discuss areas which were fertile ground for collaboration between the UK and UAE, setting out topics to focus on in the lead up to COP28 which will take place in the UAE towards the end of the year. This event has provided the foundations on which future collaborative activities will be built.”
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