Abu Dhabi's bid to be a pioneer of clean energy
22 January 2011 Last updated at 10:55 GMT
Abu Dhabi plays host to the World Future Energy Summit this week, bringing together climate change experts and investors from around the globe.
Despite sitting on one tenth of the world's oil, the emirate is trying to promote itself as a pioneer for of clean energy.
Its biggest project is Masdar, a sustainable, zero-carbon city that is attracting investment in the renewable energy sector to the region.
Abu Dhabi may have the financial clout to invest in alternative forms of energy but will its plans pay off in the long run?
Katy Watson reports from Abu Dhabi.