He Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit (GMIS), in collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), announced the launch of World Industry Day. The announcement was made in the presence of Omar Al Suwaidi, Undersecretary of MoIAT, and Gerd Müller, Director General of UNIDO at COP28.
This announcement, presented by the United Arab Emirates and UNIDO, aims to establish an International Day dedicated to promoting inclusive and sustainable industrial development. Al Suwaidi and Müller They were joined by sustainability leaders from governments, the private sector, academia and international organizations to celebrate the launch of World Industrial Day and support the call to unite global efforts to shape the future of industries and accelerate innovation for Climate Action.
Welcoming the launch of World Industrial Day, the Director General of UNIDO saying,
“Modern industry is key to sustainable development! World Industrial Day will mark our commitment to promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization for economic growth for all, while preserving our environment and climate.”
He Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit will work together with MoIAT and UNIDO to officially register World Industrial Day, within the framework of the United Nations (UN), and will work to establish it in conjunction with the 2024 edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit to be held in Abu Dhabi.
Omar Al Suwaidi aggregate,
“World Industrial Day will serve as a reminder that the industrial sector is the foundation of global economic progress and prosperity, reflecting the principles advocated by the World Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit and its co-chairs. The initiative will invite nations to reaffirm their commitment to the development of a sustainable and environmentally responsible industrial landscape, uniting all industries, organizations and individuals in a shared mission to build a more inclusive, sustainable and prosperous future for all.
World Industry Day aims to raise awareness, promote sustainable industrial practices, encourage innovation, recognize organizations at the forefront of the green agenda and enable greater collaboration between multiple stakeholders. The initiative will boost efforts to decarbonize the industry, reduce carbon emissions and facilitate the energy transition to achieve net zero.
Delivering a keynote speech to launch World Industrial Day, Namir Hourani, CEO of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit, fixed,
“We are honored to launch World Industrial Day at COP28 in the United Arab Emirates. The announcement is a testament to our commitment to bringing the world together to enable collective action. Together with the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology and UNIDO, we aim to establish World Industrial Day as a catalyst for change, promoting sustainable practices and inspiring a balance between economic prosperity and environmental stewardship.”
Government officials and industry leaders in attendance include Dorothy McAuliffe, Special Representative for Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State; Roger Martella, Director of Sustainability at GE; Michael Train, senior vice president and chief sustainability officer at Emerson; and Lorena Dellagiovanna, senior vice president, chief sustainability officer and CDEIO at Hitachi; Mattie Yeta, Chief Sustainability Officer at CGI, Alessandro Bresciani, Senior Vice President of Climate Technology Solutions at Baker Hughes; James Dorris, CEO of Odys Aviation, Jillian Evanlko, President, CEO and Director of Chart Industries; Omar Al Mahmoud, executive director of the ICT Fund; Fatima Elsheikh, Strategic Advisor of the Arab Bank for the Economic Development of Africa (BADEA); Prof. Dr. Estelle LA Herlyn, Board Member of Global Energy Solutions; Weixi Gong, Head of the Institutional Partnerships Division of the Investment and Technology Promotion Offices of UNIDO and Danny Sebright, President of the United States-UAE Business Council.
The announcement of World Industrial Day took place at the Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit Special event that took place within the framework of the COP28 thematic day for Energy and Industry, Just Transition and Indigenous Peoples on December 5th at the UAE Pavilion within the COP28 Blue Zone.
News source: Emirates News Agency