On the Road to COP28

An initiative by the German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce (AHK)

The UAE determined to enhance its competitiveness, its sustainability development, and preserve its
environment for future generations. With an ambition to become a global hub and a successful model of
sustainable development, the formation of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) in
2016 was aimed at tackling climate change issues in a way that makes economic sense while protecting
the natural heritage.

The UAE is proud host of the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP28).
The conference will act as catalyst within the UAE market for innovation, technology and strategic
partnerships that work towards the common goal of tackling climate change.

Objective and Scope

  • promote innovation and scale up the green economy through knowledge transfer.
  • decipher current and upcoming plans for the UAE market and identify opportunities and strategies for a sustainable future.
  • foster long-term partnerships and build the bridge between governmental institutions and the private sector on green economy topics

With the AHK Sustainability Series, which includes events and activities across diverse industry sectors, we contribute to thematic actions and create momentum towards COP28.


Our Partners on the Road to COP28


BASF steht für Chemie für eine nachhaltige Zukunft. Wir verbinden wirtschaftlichen Erfolg mit dem Schutz der Umwelt und gesellschaftlicher Verantwortung. Rund 111.500 Mitarbeitende tragen weltweit zum Erfolg der BASF-Gruppe bei. Unsere Geschäfte haben wir in den Segmenten Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care sowie Agricultural Solutions zusammengefasst.



The BMW Group is continuing to design the future and is constantly driving sustainability forwards with its innovations. The circular economy is the key to conserving resources and reducing carbon emissions. For us, circularity in particular means that at the end of their use phase, vehicles are used as a source of raw materials for new cars.

Our vehicles are already made from up to 30 per cent recycled and reused materials on average. We would like to continue increasing this amount. Fundamental research, detailed development and a clear focus on sustainability are employed to investigate each production process and find alternative raw materials. We are concentrating on raw materials that are procured in a responsible way, processed carbon-free or at least low in carbon and highly recyclable. In our search for innovative solutions, we adopt new perspectives and rethink conventional approaches. Our aspiration and our promise: we turn things around.




INIT is a worldwide leading supplier of integrated systems [LS1] for buses and trains. For decades, INIT has supported transport companies by offering a wide variety of services that cover all operational processes within a fully integrated ITS system. INIT’s innovative, cost-effective solutions in Planning & Dispatching, Ticketing & Fare Management, Operations Control & Real Time Passenger Information, Analysing & Optimising, and Electromobility help transport companies[LS2]  act in accordance with their countries’ environmental regulations. INIT’s MOBILEopti2 Planning Tool is one such example.[LS3] 

INIT solutions help more than 1100 leading transport providers globally to make their public transport services more resource efficient and attractive, encouraging passengers to opt for public transport as the more sustainable mode of transportation and to take positive steps towards tackling climate change. With its solutions for the electrification of bus fleets, INIT supports noise and CO² reduction and therefore encourages more sustainable mobility.

INIT is proud of 15 successful years in the UAE as the sole supplier to the Automated Vehicle Management System for Dubai and Abu Dhabi bus transportation.

Social Media

LinkedIn           www.linkedin.com/company/init-mena

Website            www.initse.com



KROHNE is a global manufacturer and provider of process instrumentation, measurement solutions and services in many industries. Founded in 1921 and headquartered in Duisburg, Germany, we offer local contacts for instrumentation projects of any size in over 100 countries. KROHNE stands for innovation and highest product quality as one of the market leaders in the process industry. Our goal is to empower our broad customer base with the technology to make sustainable business decisions through precise industrial measurement.




Siemens is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, the company creates technology with purpose adding real value for customers and making industries more sustainable. By combining the real and the digital worlds, Siemens empowers its customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people. Siemens is a strategic partner to the UAE’s economic and social development, has been active in the country since the 1970s and a local company since 1999.




The Wilo Group is one of the world’s leading premium suppliers of pumps and pump systems for the building services, water management and industrial sectors. Founded in Dortmund in 1872 as the Kupfer- und Messingwarenfabrik Louis Opländer (copper- and brassware factory), In the past decade, we have developed from a hidden champion into a visible and connected champion. Today, Wilo has 8.457 employees worldwide. Our innovative solutions, smart products and individual services move water in an intelligent, efficient and climate-friendly manner. We are also making an important contribution to climate protection with our sustainability strategy and in conjunction with our partners. We are systematically pressing ahead with the digital transformation of the Group. We are already the digital pioneer in the industry with our products and solutions, processes and business models.

Hydrogen as a future market

We are also working with our international network partners to advance pioneering, climate-friendly solutions. At the Wilopark in Dortmund, we have built the H2POWERPLANT – a hydrogen-based, safe, compact and sustainable energy system of the future. The plant was ceremonially opened in September 2022 together with our partner, the French company Schneider Electric. This provides us with the foundations for a selfsufficient, decentralised and renewable power grid and demonstrates how industrial companies can use pioneering, technology-neutral solutions to make an essential contribution to climate protection and sustainability. This was one reason why the world-leading independent rating agency EcoVadis awarded us the highest sustainability status of platinum last August 2022.