Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, has chosen BP as the “Official Carbon Offset Partner” for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week for the last two years. The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week is a yearly event that unites the international community in an effort to address the interconnected challenges of energy and water security, climate risk and sustainable development. The event combined the World Future Energy Summit, International Water Summit and EcoWaste conferences.
BP’s not-for-profit carbon management programme, BP Target Neutral, offset the carbon impact of more than 32,000 delegates travelling to Abu Dhabi, by calculating the carbon footprint resulting from their travel, and purchasing carbon credits from carbon mitigation projects around the world to offset the impact of the greenhouse gas emissions produced.
“Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week brings together the international community – from researches to investors – to drive cross-sector, public-private action that promotes sustainable growth, while addressing resource security and climate risk,” said Dr. Ahmad Belhoul, CEO of Masdar. “The partnership with BP helps us to unite global stakeholders, drive forward solutions and reduce our carbon footprint.”