World Energy Forum

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World Energy Forum (WEF) is an international organization that is a platform for world leaders and experts to engage in a discussion on global energy issues, solutions, and humanity’s sustainable future. World Energy Forum actively facilitate strategic relationships, opportunities, and translates ideas into a global marketplace. The organization was founded in 2008 by Dr. Harold HyunSuk Oh with a mission to provide energy and water for all and to promote clean and safe energy and sustainable development across the globe.[1][2][3]

World Energy Forum logo

World Energy Forum envisions to become a global grassroots organization which embraces the needs of all nations and peoples, including governments and private sector, to bring about the change in the world in the energy practice. It is a global movement which aspires to create a new paradigm for sustainable development throughout the world for the present as well as future generations. [4][5]

World Energy Day[edit]

Originally proposed by Dr. Harold Hyunsuk Oh, the first World Energy Day was commemorated on October 22, 2012 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A large number of heads of states, ministers, and country delegations who also happen to be members of the United Nations The Dubai Declaration - Energy for All, and unanimously supported the World Energy Day Proclamation. The aim of World Energy Day is to send positive signal worldwide demonstrating the importance of choices society makes regarding energy policy, energy production, energy use, and the environment. [6][7][8]

World Energy Day has been stated by H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Supreme Council of Energy and MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, as playing a pivotal role in the conservation of natural resources around the world.[9] World Energy Day is celebrated internationally. H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, in addition to representatives from over 54 countries under the United Nations, Arab League, and African Union are stated as planning to celebrate World Energy Day 2013.[10] The United Nations hosted World Energy Day 2013 commemoration on October 22, 2013 in New York.[11]

The World Energy Monitor[edit]

World Energy Forum publishes the monthly newsletter, “World Energy Monitor: Leading the Global Conversation”, which provides timely, informative and challenging articles presenting fresh insight in a balanced, nonpartisan context. Monthly issues discuss emerging challenges and opportunities in conventional as well as renewable energy, integrated approaches, global needs assessment, and energy issues in the advanced as well as developing economies.[12]

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  1. ^ "World Energy Forum 2012 Opening Day, Dubai" Retrieved September 27, 2013.
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  4. ^ "World Energy Forum." Allcot Carbon Correlatives Experts. Allcot Group, 23 July 2013. Retrieved September 27, 2013.
  5. ^ "The World Energy Monitor." Stein, RJ. September 27, 2013.
  6. ^ "October 22 Declared World Energy Day." Rahman, Saifur, Zaher Bitar, and Derek Baldwin. 22 Oct. 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2013.
  7. ^ "Introductory workshop on World Energy Day for government bodies sheds light on the challenges of energy saving" Zawya. Retrieved September 30, 2013
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  9. ^ "Introductory workshop on World Energy Day for government bodies sheds light on the challenges of energy saving" Zawya. Retrieved September 30, 2013
  10. ^ "DEWA launches ‘Be Water Smart’ campaign to promote rational use" Albawaba Business. 30 Sept. 2013. Retrieved September 27, 2013.
  11. ^ "2013 World Energy Day at the United Nations" World Energy Forum. Retrieved September 27, 2013".
  12. ^ "The World Energy Monitor." Stein, RJ. September 27, 2013.

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