Sunday 1, November 2015

Dubai – MENA Herald: HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), welcomed at his office a senior delegation from France, which consisted of Martine Kubler Mamlouk, Deputy Permanent Representative of France to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Adviser on issues related to sustainable development; Emmanuel Mayer, Deputy Consul General of France in Dubai; and Clémence Barret, from the Permanent Delegation of France to IRENA.

The visit pertains to France’s preparations for the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which will be held at Paris in December 2015. Al Tayer accepted an invitation from the Government of France to participate in the conference.

The meeting was attended by Waleed Salman, Executive Vice President of Strategy & Business Development at DEWA, and Ahmed Abdullah, Senior Manager of External Communications at DEWA.

Welcoming the French delegation, Al Tayer referred to the continuous efforts of the UAE and Dubai to make the conference a success, which will lay the foundation for a binding agreement on issues related to climate change. DEWA works constantly to consolidate environmental sustainability and support the process of sustainable development locally and globally. In this context, DEWA participated last year in the World Summit of Regions for Climate in Paris, and organised this year the second World Green Economy Summit (WGES 2015) and seeks to continue its efforts in Paris at COP21.

The members of the French delegation thanked Al Tayer for the warm reception, and expressed their appreciation of DEWA and praised its contribution to strong mutual cooperation.