Workshop 11 / GRM 2024
GCC Energy Transition in the Era of Energy Security

Abstract

Thee workshop seeks to address the multifaceted challenges and opportunities presented by the changing global energy landscape, with a specific focus on the Gulf region. This transformation is driven by various factors, including environmental concerns, technological advancements, and geopolitical shifts. Energy security has evolved beyond ensuring a reliable energy supply, with a new emphasis on resilience and sustainability. The transition to a sustainable energy future is imperative for addressing the challenges of climate change and energy security. These nations have a unique opportunity to lead the way in this transition, given their abundant renewable energy resources and financial wealth. The Gulf nations, traditionally dependent on hydrocarbon exports, now face the need to diversify their energy sources and reduce reliance on volatile global markets. The workshop will feature a mix of plenary sessions, panel discussions, and breakout sessions. It will bring together experts from academia, industry, government, and civil society to share their insights and perspectives on the energy transition in the Gulf region. The workshop aims to explore the evolving concept of energy security, the imperative of energy transition towards sustainability, and the role of AI in energy demand management. Furthermore, the workshop aims to foster interdisciplinary discussions and collaborative solutions, catalyzing a strategic roadmap for the Gulf region's energy transition. By bringing together diverse perspectives, the workshop seeks to cultivate a holistic understanding of the challenges and opportunities inherent in navigating the path toward a resilient and sustainable energy future for the Gulf nations.




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Directors


Dr. Neil

Quilliam

Associate Fellow -
with the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Programme at Chatham House and Director of Energy at SRMG Think.



Sara

Vakhshouri

President -
SVB Energy International. Institute of World Politics


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