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24th World Energy Congress kicks off in Abu Dhabi

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24th World Energy Congress kicks off in Abu Dhabi


What to study?

For Prelims and mains: About WEC- objectives, composition and significance.


Context: Abu Dhabi is hosting the 24th World Energy Congress.

Theme: ‘Energy for Prosperity’.


About the World Energy Congress:

  1. It is the World Energy Council’s global flagship event.
  2. It offers a unique platform for global energy leaders to explore new energy futures, critical innovation areas, and new strategies
  3. Held every three yearsand positioned as the flagship event of the World Energy Council, the Congress is the longest-running and most influential energy event in the world.


About World Energy Council:

Formed in 1923, the Council is the UN-accredited global energy body, representing the entire energy spectrum,

Composed of more than 3,000 member organisations located in over 90 countries and drawn from governments, private and state corporations, academia, NGOs and energy-related stakeholders.

Roles: Informs global, regional and national energy strategies by hosting high-level events, publishing authoritative studies, and working through its extensive member network to facilitate the world’s energy policy dialogue.


Sources: the Hindu.