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BP backs Abu Dhabi event as ‘carbon offset partner’

ABU DHABI, January 13, 2015

Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, has announced BP as the ‘Official Carbon Offset Partner’ for a yearly event that unites the international community in an effort to address the interconnected challenges of energy and water security, climate risk and sustainable development.

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, which will run from January 17 to 24, includes the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), the International Water Summit (IWS) and EcoWaste Exhibition.

BP’s not-for-profit carbon management programme, BP Target Neutral, will offset the carbon impact of delegate travel and operations for ADSW.

For more than 32,000 delegates travelling to Abu Dhabi, BP Target Neutral will calculate the carbon footprint resulting from their travel.

It will then purchase carbon credits and invest in carbon mitigation projects around the world to offset the impact of greenhouse gas emissions from travel and event operations.

Dr Ahmad Belhoul, chief executive officer of Masdar, said: “Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week brings together the international community – from researches to investors – to drive cross-sector, public-private action that promotes sustainable growth, while addressing resource security and climate risk.

“The partnership with BP helps us to unite global stakeholders, drive forward solutions and reduce our carbon footprint.”

Abdulkarim AlMazmi, president and general manager for BP UAE, said: “BP Target Neutral helps ‘reduce, replace and neutralise’ carbon emissions and will enable Masdar to achieve a lower-carbon event in Abu Dhabi.

“It also raises awareness about the impact travel choices have on carbon emissions and offers solutions to reduce and offset them. We are delighted to have this opportunity to be a partner of Masdar again.” - TradeArabia News Service

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