World Energy Day is an initiative endorsed by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, along with 54 countries, the United Nations, the Arab League and the African Union Commission, who consented to make it a yearly celebration through the "Dubai Declaration - Energy for All" on 22 October 2012.
The "World Energy Day" aims to raise awareness about the importance of preserving our natural resources by highlighting energy and water sustainability, reducing carbon footprint, utilizing renewable energy, preserving fossil fuels, and supporting the green economy. This contributes to protect the environment, increasing energy efficiency, and promoting sustainability.
What are the objectives of the World Energy Day?
Ensuring the affordability of safe and sustainable energy for everyone by identifying the need for developing national policies to reflect a shared global energy perspective. The objectives also include strengthening policies relevant to implementing and developing mechanisms and frameworks to exchange experience between different countries around the world. This includes promoting the development of human resources to pursue the common good of all everyone, by accelerating the process of the transformation to safer, and appropriate renewable energy sources.
World Energy Day, Your Pathway to Cop28
The theme for this year is ‘World Energy Day, Your Pathway to COP28’, which aims to support and align with the goals of COP28 in combating climate change and reducing the carbon footprint.
It aims to raise awareness about sustainability and promote positive practices to protect natural resources, aligning with DEWA's sustainable development strategy for a greener future.