James Cameron praises Masdar
Eco-friendly Avatar director tours Abu Dhabi's clean and green city
Hollywood producer and director James Cameron has toured Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, praising it for its commitment to the advancement of renewable energy innovation.
Met by Dr Sultan A Al Jaber, Masdar’s CEO, Cameron was given a comprehensive overview of the city’s approach to tackling complex energy problems, and also a tour of the Masdar Institute, the region’s first graduate research institution dedicated to clean energy research and education.
Discussing his visit, the well-known environmental campaigner said: “"Through Masdar, the leadership of the UAE has taken a visionary path towards the future. In the heart of a major oil-producing nation, Masdar is a shining ideal of what a long-term, sustainable future for energy can be.”
“This is a test bed - and this is where the technology is going to come from that will allow us to have a renewable energy future," he added.
Dr. Sultan A. Al Jaber said, "The remarkable passion that James Cameron has for the environment and a healthy, thriving future is clearly seen in his works. The same core belief drives Masdar's vision and efforts to forge a path for the world toward a sustainable future. We are pleased to have Cameron see first-hand our dedication, commitment and actions that are benefiting the environment, the economy and society."