07 - 08 April, 2020
UAE

Clean & Sustainable Cities Forum Conference Day One: Tuesday, 16 April 2019

BREAKOUT AND START OF INDIVIDUAL FORUMS

REGIONAL AIR QUALITY POLICY UPDATE

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm OPENING KEYNOTE: Roadmap for improving air quality to 90% by 2021 in the UAE and implementing the National Vision 2021 Agenda

Air quality is one of the key issues in the UAE National Vision 2021 agenda, with an aim to raise air quality from its current level to 90% by 2021. In addition, the UAE has committed more than USD 840 million (AED 3.1 billion) to renewable energy in more than 30 countries. This session will focus on

  • The key initiatives that are catering to the strategic vision and objectives.
  • Discussing the innovative technologies for conserving energy and reducing air pollutants.
  • How the Ministry has involved its public and private partners to establish strategic plans for each Emirate?
Eng. Aisha Mohamed Al Abdooli, Director of Green Development and Environmental Affairs at Ministry of Climate Change & Environment, UAE

Eng. Aisha Mohamed Al Abdooli

Director of Green Development and Environmental Affairs
Ministry of Climate Change & Environment, UAE

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm Creating innovation through sustainable and futuristic clean transport that can reduce the release of emission particles up to 98%

         Understanding the different emission control technologies
         What are the factors leading to the development of clean transportation?
         Electric vehicles VS Autonomous vehicles; which and why?
Eng. Nada Jasim, Director - Safety, Risk, Regulation and Planning Department at Roads Transport Authority (RTA)

Eng. Nada Jasim

Director - Safety, Risk, Regulation and Planning Department
Roads Transport Authority (RTA)

IMPORTANCE OF CONFORMITY AND REAL-TIME MONITORING

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm REGIONAL TRAILBLAZER: The services and initiatives of Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council

ADQCC has a mission to lead, facilitate and develop an efficient, effective and globally integrated quality infrastructure in Abu Dhabi that promotes a culture of quality, enhances industrial development, clean air and competitiveness as well as ensures consumer safety.

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: Enhancing air quality up to through public awareness programmes

WHO reports suggest that an “alarming” 7 million people die each year from air pollution, as air pollution levels remain dangerously high in many parts of the world. More than 90% of pollution-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, mainly in Asia and Africa.

This panel discussion will highlight the methods of improving the air quality for better living by involving public and municipalities together;

  • The importance of data sharing with the public on air quality facts and monitoring
  • Municipalities – energy saving initiatives at a local level and how are they creating awareness and educating the public
  • Public health awareness and initiatives
Dr. Mohammad Aref, OSH Expert at Ministry of HR and Emiratisation

Dr. Mohammad Aref

OSH Expert
Ministry of HR and Emiratisation

1:20 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

CONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSIONS

WORKSHOP A

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION
Enabling robots to automate infrastructure in your city. Where to start and where to implement robotics? How do you maximise return on investment?

WORKSHOP B

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm INTERNET OF THINGS
Using IoT solutions to resolve growing problems of sustainability and renewable energy.  

WORKSHOP C

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm BUILDING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (DIGITALIZATION OF CONSTRUCTION USING AR/VR)
How does innovation right from BIM and AR/VR expedite the construction?

WORKSHOP D

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm DATA ANALYTICS
How to leverage maximum benefit by analysing data? Where to start?

INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION GROUPS

IDG One

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm The importance of HVAC systems to maintain good air quality

IDG Two

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Creating innovation through sustainable and futuristic clean transport

IDG Three

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Nuclear Power – contributing to a clean energy future and economic growth

4:30 pm - 4:30 pm END OF DAY ONE