Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber,CEO of Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, has received this year’s United Nations’ Champions of the Earth Award
The award recognises Masdar's work in deploying renewable energy projects including Shams One, a 100MW concentrated solar power plant in Abu Dhabi; London Array, a 1GW offshore wind farm, and Gemasolar, a 20MW concentrating solar thermal plant.
Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, invests in clean technologies, deploys renewable energy projects and is building a city that adheres to the most rigorous sustainability standards. Masdar also invests in intellectual and human capital through the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.
Organised by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the award seeks to honour individuals whose actions and leadership have made a far-reaching positive impact on the environment.
“I am honoured to be a recipient of this prestigious award. The UAE’s environmental stewardship was instilled by our nation’s founding father and president, the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. In 2005, Shaikh Zayed received the Champions of the Earth Award in recognition of his life-long efforts towards achieving sustainable development,” commented Dr Al Jaber.