Background on the Prize

The future of energy is one of the greatest challenges facing mankind today, and is a key to defending against one of humanity's greatest threats: serious and irreversible climate change.

New, innovative energy solutions are urgently needed to meet this challenge, and Abu Dhabi, one of the world's major energy providers, is taking a leadership role in finding the right solutions.

Respect for the environment has been a consistent theme of Abu Dhabi since its foundation. The late ruler of Abu Dhabi and Founding Father of the United Arab Emirates, HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, left behind a legacy of environmental sensitivity and concern for the conservation which is at the heart of modern Abu Dhabi. HH Sheikh Zayed's vision is today a driving force behind Abu Dhabi's focus on clean energy.

Just as HH Sheikh Zayed's environmental conservation achievements have been internationally honoured, the Zayed Future Energy Prize was established under Masdar to recognize and honour outstanding, innovative achievements and leadership in the global search for a sustainable energy future.

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