8 December 2015, Paris, France – Earth to Paris, the UN Foundation’s dialogue platform in Paris during the COP21 negotiations hosted its day-long initiative, bringing together experts, advocates, and CEOs to discuss creative and impactful climate solutions to inspire bold, meaningful action for people and the planet. Speakers from all over the world met to discuss how innovation, technology, and creativity are driving climate solutions and turning talk into ambitious climate action.
Dr Ahmad Belhoul, CEO of Masdar, participated in a panel on leading the way to renewable energy, highlighting, “The whole vision of Masdar is to drive change in the renewable energy industry. We are never satisfied with where we are. We always want to push the boundaries – to improve existing methods or find new solutions that will be more effective, more efficient and more affordable.Our industry evolves rapidly, with new innovations and technologies appearing every day. The scale of deployment is also increasing, so we are constantly looking at ways to be more proactive. We are first movers in the sector – we are a pioneer in renewable energy in the region and we are proud to be a test bed and a facilitator for students, start-ups and established companies to develop and implement their new, innovative projects, making renewables a viable technology of choice.”
Masdar is Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company which works to advance the development, commercialisation and deployment of clean energy technologies and solutions. The company serves as a link between today’s fossil fuel economy and the energy economy of the future. Wholly owned by the Mubadala Development Company PJSC, the strategic investment company of the Government of Abu Dhabi, Masdar is dedicated to the United Arab Emirates’ long-term vision for the future of energy and water.