French Cleantech Days: sustainability and energy experts explore practical solutions ahead of COP28

United Arab Emirates, 19 January 2023: Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, led a business delegation from France at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi which came to build transformational relationships through innovation and technology to create a sustainable and energy-efficient future.

A three-day program to learn more about the UAE’s ambitious roadmap toward sustainable transformation

The first edition of the French Cleantech Days took place during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, hosted by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company “Masdar”, which convened leaders, innovators, and global thinkers to set the agenda for climate action and create the blueprints for a sustainable future.  The French Business Delegation enjoyed a three-day program with their participation in the World Future Energy Summit, a leading international event accelerating sustainability and the global transition to clean energy, where they could enjoy inspiring networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities with local companies.  

The French Minister of Energy transition, Agnès Pannier-Runacher visited WFES and met with the delegation to learn more about their latest innovations and technologies driving the energy transition forward. The newly appointed Ambassador of France to the UAE, H.E Nicolas Niemtchinow was also part of the delegation discovering the depth of French expertise that can be a game-changer for the Middle East to tackle climate challenges.

9 French companies pitched their innovative solutions to help the UAE reach zero-waste and net-zero carbon emissions.

Waste & water management solutions, energy efficiency, environmental engineering, digital solutions for optimization of energy consumption, clean technologies such as solar power and green financing solutions were presented to the audience with use-cases.

This first edition of French Cleantech Days confirmed that French expertise can lead to transformational partnerships to enable the UAE to become a hub for water technologies, renewable energies, and sustainable projects.