e& is the Principal Technology Partner of COP28 UAE
Technology major will deliver network connectivity at the Expo City Dubai site
e& Group (etisalat and), the UAE-headquartered global technology group, announced on September 13, 2023, that it is an official ‘Principal Technology Partner’ for COP28 – the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC – being held in Dubai, UAE, from November 30-December 12, 2023, following a newly signed agreement with the COP28 UAE presidency.
The partnership capitalises on e&’s COP27 pledge to attain net zero Scope 1 and 2 emissions for its group operations in the UAE by 2030, aligning with the Group’s strategy to approach net zero and advocate global climate action for a sustainable future.
e& has consistently showcased its dedication to the ESG agenda, making significant strides in its sustainability strategy and intensifying its contribution to global climate action.
The Group has prioritised initiatives that reduce its carbon footprint, mainly through enhanced energy efficiency and adopting renewable energy sources.
In its new role as Principal Technology Partner, e& will support COP28’s action agenda, which focuses on accelerating a just and well-managed energy transition, addresses climate finance, and focuses on people’s well-being and livelihoods while ensuring comprehensive stakeholder engagement.
As per its mandate with the world’s largest climate change event e& will provide network connectivity and digital infrastructure during COP28 and highlight its sustainable operations, programmes, and projects at its showcase in the Green Zone area in Expo City Dubai – the venue of COP28.
‘Time for action
Hatem Dowidar, CEO of e& Group, said: “This partnership epitomises e&’s vision of empowering the communities we serve while safeguarding the environment for future generations. The time for action is now, and COP28 is the ideal platform to make this change a reality by working with everyone in every part of the world.
“Our partnership with COP28 emphasises e&’s dedication to addressing global social, economic, and climate challenges, mirroring the UAE’s commitment to leading sustainable economy, industrial growth, and advancing the climate agenda across multiple sectors.”
Earlier this year, e& reinforced its commitment to ESG by aligning with the World Economic Forum’s Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics.
Joining over 100 global companies, e& now aligns its performance reporting with ESG indicators and consistently measures its contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Since 2019, e& has accelerated energy efficiency programmes and managed multiple initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, avoiding more than 380,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions in three key markets (UAE, Pakistan, and Egypt).
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