Abu Dhabi

16 January 2012

Readout of the Secretary-General's meeting with the President of Iceland

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, the President of Iceland, on the margins of the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.

The Secretary-General and the President discussed the global economic crisis and its impact on Iceland.

Their discussions also covered sustainable development, including Iceland's contribution to sustainable energy initiatives through its experience with geothermal energy.

They also discussed the many implications of ongoing global ice melt.