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January 16, 2023

United Arab Emirates Joins First Movers Coalition



January 16, 2023

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and United Arab Emirates Special Envoy for Climate Change and Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology Dr. Sultan Al Jaber announced today at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week that the United Arab Emirates has joined the First Movers Coalition as a government partner, further bolstering efforts to scale up key clean technologies, including in the context of the US-UAE Partnership for Accelerating Clean Energy (PACE).


First announced by President Biden in partnership with the World Economic Forum at COP26, the First Movers Coalition serves as a platform for companies to harness their purchasing power and supply chains to create early markets for innovative clean energy technologies. Today, the Coalition includes over 65 corporate members, who have pledged in total $12 billion for bringing emerging innovations to scale, comprising the largest demand signal in history. 


The United Arab Emirates joins existing government partners Denmark, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Each government partner has committed to promote the coalition and to accelerate the development of innovative low-carbon technologies globally.


“I am excited to welcome the United Arab Emirates as a new government partner of the First Movers Coalition,” said Secretary Kerry. “We all know that it will be critical to decarbonize the hardest-to-abate sectors of the economy in order to keep 1.5 C within reach, and I look forward to working alongside the United Arab Emirates, the hosts of COP28, on addressing this challenge.”