Italy Supports Dubai Government’s Vision to Build Sustainable Future
Earlier today, Italy celebrated the opening of WETEX (Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition) and Dubai Solar Show at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Organised by the Italian Trade Agency in cooperation with the Embassy of Italy in the UAE and the Consulate General of Italy in Dubai, the Italy Pavilion houses companies specialized in providing technologically advanced solutions for the renewable energy sector.
Italy fully supports the Dubai Government’s vision to build a sustainable future and WETEX plays an important role in driving discussions around the topic and presenting the latest technologies for a greener future and economy.
Italy is at the forefront when it comes to circular economy application in Europe, and its national recovery plan (PNRR) dedicated over two billion euros to applying efficient circular economy strategies, providing infrastructure for green and resilient waste management and collection.
His Excellency Giuseppe Finocchiaro, Consul General of Italy in Dubai, said: “Italy’s relation with the UAE is long-standing and diverse, with cooperation in many different sectors and potential for more.
"The main areas of mutual interest range from innovation to renewable energy and water solutions, from technology to infrastructure, SMEs, startups, smart cities and the circular economy – all key in the UAE Vision to build a future economy."
Italy is Europe's second largest manufacturer and the world’s sixth country exporting technologies used exclusively for renewable energy. This puts Italian companies in a strong position to share their expertise at the 24th edition of WETEX.
In order to affirm its pledge to a green transition, our country has developed an Integrated National Plan for Energy and Climate, which aims to increase its share of renewables to 32 per cent by 2030.”
Amedeo Scarpa, Italian Trade Commissioner to the UAE said, “Italy and the United Arab Emirates are fully aligned in their efforts to tackle the current climate challenges and WETEX is the ideal platform to further develop the bilateral trade relationship in the renewable energy sector."