The UAE Delegation



The Directorate of Energy and Climate Change is the UAE’s international lead on clean energy, climate change and sustainability issues. It facilitates the hosting of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the first major multilateral organisation in the Middle East, and represents the UAE in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) international negotiations. It also supports the UAE’s growing renewable energy aid programme and its input into the intergovernmental processes of the United Nations on the formulation of the post-2015 development agenda. The Directorate additionally plays a supporting role in domestic policy, notably through the UAE Green Growth Strategy and the federal energy taskforce.


Masdar is a commercially driven renewable energy company, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. A strategic government initiative, the company has a mission to invest, incubate and establish a new energy industry in Abu Dhabi and around the world.

Zayed Future Energy Prize

The Zayed Future Energy Prize honours the environmental legacy of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE. Recognising organisations, individuals and schools across five categories, the US$4 million Prize acknowledges outstanding achievements and innovative solutions in the fields of renewable energy and sustainability. Collectively, the Zayed Future Energy Prize winners are positively impacting the world through their vision and commitment in addressing the challenges of climate change, energy security and the environment. Submissions and nominations for the 2016 Zayed Future Energy Prize close on 22 June 2015. Visit

Federal Electricty and Water Authority

FEWA was established in 1999 to cater to the water and electricity needs of the Northern Emirates. In order to achieve their goals, FEWA creates a balance between the cost of production and distribution price in consideration with unifying the existing variable pricing strategies, studying the consumption behaviors, and creating awareness to overcome the waste of electricity and water by consumers.

Ministry of Environment and Water

The formation of the Ministry of Environment and Water (MOEW) came in the context of a national vision to strengthen the commitment of the United Arab Emirates to the environment and sustainable development, as a response to many of the developments that have occurred on the national and global levels in the previous years.

Ministry of Energy

The Ministry of Energy organizes and develops general policies and legislations under the consultation of the stakeholders involved to fit the energy sector as per the international standards and following up its implementation; The Ministry also represents the Country`s interests concerned with energy, water and mineral resources and drafting any related specialized studies.

Tourism and Culture Authority

The authority conserves and promotes Abu Dhabi’s heritage and culture and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction which enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. It manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.

Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority

The Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) researches and develops ways to more efficiently produce, distribute, and consume water and electricity. Abu Dhabi needs water and electricity to live grow, and thrive, ADWEA is proving that. ADWEA is owned by the government but are financially and administratively independent.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) was formed by a decree issued by the late Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum as an initiative to merge the Dubai Electricity Company and Dubai Water Company, with an objective to ensure an adequate and reliable source of water and electricity of the citizens of Dubai.

Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi

As the regulatory body for all environmental issues on behalf of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the Environment Agency monitors and manages the environment through the establishment and enhancement of suitable management, as well as legal and technical instruments that protect, develop, and conserve our natural heritage.

Abu Dhabi Sewage Services Company (ADSSC)

Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC) was established on 21st of June 2005, to collect and treat waste-water discharged from all residential and commercial customers in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and safely dispose both the solid and liquid waste thereof. ADSSC reports directly to the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, to develop and execute the new projects, to meet the growing sewerage infrastructure demands of Abu Dhabi.

Masdar Institute

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology is an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies. Established by the Government of Abu Dhabi as an ongoing collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Masdar Institute serves as a ‘knowledge-hub’ for the region and works towards creating indigenous R&D capabilities, while addressing regionally-relevant issues.


National Centre of Meteorology & Seismology (UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science)

The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science is an initiative of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs (MoPA), managed by the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) and aligned with the UAE Innovation Strategy. Aiming to expand global water security through promoting scientific best practices and collaboration in rain enhancement research, the program will identify scientifically verified and sustainably implementable methods of enhancing precipitation to increase rainfall in the UAE, as well as other arid and semi-arid areas in the region.

Regulation Supervision Bureau (RSB)

The Regulation and Supervision Bureau (Bureau) is the independent regulator of the water, wastewater and electricity Sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Its powers, duties and functions are set out in various Abu Dhabi laws. The main duty of the Bureau is to ensure secure supplies of electricity and water to the people of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. However, the laws also impose a range of general duties on the Bureau.

United Arab Emirates University

UAEU is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling approximately 14,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programmes through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE.