ABU DHABI, France launched on Monday a "French Efficiency � Clean Energy" regional Club for the Middle East on the occasion of the ongoing Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.

Recognising the importance of the new industrial revolution that energy systems are undergoing, France is encouraging the development of such regional clubs in key areas of the world to facilitate knowledge of the technologies and solutions offered by its companies, to foster partnerships and to support the deployment of renewable and clean energies.

The Middle East Club will be a tool to facilitate exchanges and interaction with all concerned private and public, local and multilateral actors of the clean energy sector in the Middle East, and will develop active cooperation with the similar French Club for Eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean set up last May 2016 in Nairobi.

This event underlines the importance of an already long lasting cooperation between the French industry and the UAE as well as other countries of the region, and stresses the willingness to reinforce it as a way to contribute to the implementation of the Paris agreements on climate change for the sake of our planet's future.

Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is running two French pavilions at the World Future Energy Summit and the International Water Summit in Abu Dhabi to give visitors an opportunity to evaluate France's globally recognised expertise which ranks very well in Europe in the areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

28 businesses from all around the country are engaging in Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017 to showcase their latest technology, innovations and products for the middle east markets: renewable energy, water treatment equipment, wind energy, solar thermal energy; hydroelectric power.

Source: Emirates News Agency