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About ADSW 2023

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) is a global initiative championed by the UAE and its clean energy powerhouse, Masdar, to accelerate sustainable development and advance economic, social and environmental progress.

As the first global sustainability event of the year, ADSW 2023 reinforced the UAE’s unwavering commitment to addressing global challenges as a responsible energy leader and constructive global citizen, working in close partnership with the global community.

Held under the theme UNITED ON CLIMATE ACTION TOWARDS COP28, ADSW 2023, through its multi-stakeholder platforms, empowered its participants to develop practical strategies to achieve sustainable development in the critical areas of Energy and Climate Change, Water and Food, Mobility, Health, Tech for Good, and Digitalization.

The Week also played a crucial role in ensuring momentum is maintained from COP27 to COP28 in the UAE. ADSW 2023 facilitated impactful dialogue between all global stakeholders, translating pledges into practical outcomes and boosting climate ambition as we work collectively to implement the long-term objectives of the Paris Agreement.

ADSW 2023 in Numbers


Global events and initiatives


In-person attendees




Heads of state


Global speakers


Exhibiting companies


Registered media


Global delegates attended the Opening Ceremony