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Sheikha Shamma first GCC woman to take special climate role

Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan

Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, co-founder of Aurora50, has been appointed by the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center to its Women Leaders in Energy and Climate Fellowship, the first woman from the GCC to do so.

This year’s cohort will be invited to join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi in January 2023, one of the most influential annual convenings of the world’s energy and climate leaders, ahead of the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (COP 28) which will also be hosted in the UAE.

“As Abu Dhabi and the world alike continues to enhance its efforts toward environmental sustainability, climate action and a more circular economy, it’s imperative that we bring tomorrow’s energy and climate leaders together now, so we can work in cohesion for a cleaner future.”

Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, co-founder of Aurora50, CEO and founder of Alliances for Global Sustainability and fellow of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center

The Abu Dhabi Media Office said that Sheikha Shamma’s new role, Abu Dhabi hosting the Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum and the UAE hosting COP 28 “showcases Abu Dhabi’s commitment to achieving its Environment Vision 2030”.

[Related: Sheikha Shamma continues family’s legacy of women’s advancement | Emirati women leaders: how they did it]

Sheikha Shamma, who is also CEO and founder of Alliances for Global Sustainability, said: “As Abu Dhabi and the world alike continues to enhance its efforts toward environmental sustainability, climate action and a more circular economy, it’s imperative that we bring tomorrow’s energy and climate leaders together now, so we can work in cohesion for a cleaner future.

“I sincerely look forward to meeting my fellow peers in Washington DC and working alongside them to enter dialogue and discourse which will be a catalyst to global energy and climate solutions. I will also have the pleasure to welcome them to the UAE for the Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum and COP 28, two occasions that have the capacity to change the world for the better.”

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