GGGI’s President and Chair Ban Ki-moon Speaks at ADSW 2019

On January 15, 2019, GGGI’s President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council Mr. Ban Ki-moon participated in the Keynote Interview: SDGs in Practice during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2019 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. ADSW 2019, one of the world’s largest sustainability gatherings, took place on January 13-16 with the aim of exploring ways for governments and businesses to unlock the potential industry and technology convergence to achieve a more inclusive, secure, and sustainable world.

President and Chair Ban emphasized the need for reaching global solutions to tackle worldwide challenges stating that “a single individual or country cannot do it alone.” He also highlighted the UAE’s successful sustainability initiatives, praising the country’s leadership for “investing wisely in its resources, as well as addressing climate change and achieving sustainable development.”

During an interview with Reuters, the President and Chair also stressed the importance of “bringing all digital technologies together when it comes to addressing how to regulate the greenhouse gas emissions and bring all the government and business communities in their operations in a sustainable way to meet the targets set by the Paris Climate Change Agreement.”