AFED 2015 Annual Report on sustainable consumption was presented at the International Water Summit (IWS) in Abu Dhabi. The summit was part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2016, organized during the period 18-21 January 2016 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center. Dr. Ibrahim Abdel Gelil, co-editor of the report, presented its main findings and recommendations, along with AFED public survey results on sustainable consumption, with a special focus on water related issues. The presentation attracted interest and triggered lively debate, with many participants ordering copies of the AFED report.
Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week kicked off with a high profile ceremony addressed by Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general. The winners of Zayed Energy prize for 2016 were announced, with Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, the former Prime Minister of Norway, receiving the lifetime achievement award for her work promoting sustainable development, increasing awareness of environmental issues and advocating for health as a basic human right.