Welcome to the latest edition of Hello 2020. This issue’s focus is on sustainability and partnerships, key elements of the UAE bid to host World Expo 2020 in Dubai. In today’s world governments, organisations and individuals need to form partnerships in order to help maximise sustainable development. The opportunity for businesses to take a more involved role is growing too.
Leading the debate, His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and CEO of Masdar, considers the wealth of opportunity presented by renewable energy, He paints a picture of a new economic sector that will contribute to the diversification of economies, and advocates accelerating the technology’s commercialisation and adoption, with oil-rich nations leading by example. In Focus, Jennifer Wang looks at how the spirit of collaboration has ushered in a new era of invention, and examines the latest sustainable devices that are helping bring about change. Meanwhile, The Big Picture continues to follow the theme of partnership and sustainability with news of the recent agreement between Masdar and the UAE Red Crescent Authority to develop renewable energy solutions.