UAE Can Become the Clean Energy Finance Capital of the World, Says Former DIFC Chief Economist

Dubai – UAE, 02 May 2016: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) can become the clean energy finance capital of the world, according to Dr. Nasser Saidi – former chief economist of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), and chairman of the Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC). Dr. Saidi said that UAE’s capital markets could ‘own the clean energy finance space’ and in doing so, demonstrate global leadership in impact investments. Read more

Women Must Play a Greater Role in the Shift to Clean Energy, Say Industry Leaders

Dubai – UAE, 2 March 2015: Prominent women leaders from across the Middle East and North Africa’s clean energy community have today called for women to be more actively encouraged to seek and fill roles within the renewable energy industry. Senior representatives from the Women in Clean Energy (WICE) working group have said the absence of greater female representation in renewable energy could threaten the success of the shift to clean power sources in the region. Read more

Sustainable Interschool Competition Draws Entries from 30 Schools, Engaging 65,000 Children across the Emirates

Dubai – UAE, 04 April 2016: More than 30 schools from across the United Arab Emirates participated in the Clean Energy Business Council’s (CEBC) 2016 interschool competition, which culminated yesterday with a ceremony hosted by this year’s competition winners Our Own High School Al Warqa’a. The winning school received AED 15,000 from Bee’ah – the competition sponsors, to support future sustainable initiatives at the school. Read more

UAE Cleantech Association Announces National Schools Renewable Energy Program

UAE based regional cleantech organization the Middle East Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) announced in April the nationwide launch of its Environmental Awareness Program across UAE schools. The Program is a national initiative aimed at educating students and the general public through children, their families and communities about energy efficiency measures and the role renewable energy technologies can play in helping to create a sustainable future for the UAE. Read more

The GCC and the European Union to foster clean energy partnership during event in Dubai

The EU-GCC Clean Energy Network and the Clean Energy Business Council will sign a MoU at the Network’s 1st Working Groups’ Consultation Workshop With rapid and fundamental transformation of the energy sector spurring new opportunities for joint actions between European and Gulf countries, the EU-GCC Clean Energy Network – which received a financial boost from the European Commission earlier this year after being established in 2010 – intends to link key European and Gulf stakeholders to foster mutually cost-efficient clean energy partnerships. Read more

CEBC and UNDP Sign Agreement to Establish Arab Business Forum for Sustainable Development and Green Economy

Dubai, 17th April, 2014 – The Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) & the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a new Business Forum for Sustainable Development and Green Economy in the Arab region. The MOU was signed during the World Green Economy Summit, which took place 15-16 in Dubai in conjunction with WETEX 2014. The MOU was signed by CEBC Chairman, Dr. Nasser Saidi and UNDP Regional Director for Arab States, Dr. Sima Bahous. This partnership comes at a time when countries across the region face impacts of climate change and rising energy and water insecurity, which require more investment in clean technology innovation and
finance. Read more

Clean Energy Business Council wins the Environmental Award 2014

Dubai, 12 March – The Clean Energy Business Council “CEBC” has won the Environmental Award 2014, organized by the Arab Organization for Social Responsibility and Tatweej Academy for Excellence Awards, for its achievements in adopting strategies and initiatives towards a sustainable future. CEBC was ranked among the best organizations in support of sustainability and the environment from the United Arab Emirates and was awarded an acknowledgement certificate during the awarding ceremony, which was held following the Arab Environmental Practices Day. Read more

Clean Energy Business Council Annual Meeting Brings UAE Clean Energy Conversation Center Stage

ABU DHABI, 17 November 2013 – Clean energy innovation in the UAE and across the region drove a rich dialogue and debate last Thursday as part of the 2nd Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) Annual Event. The event, which was held at Dubai’s Dusit Thani hotel, convened dozens of experts in clean energy from across the MENA region, with conversations focusing on the challenges, innovations and unlimited potential of the clean energy sector across the region. Read more

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