Energy agenda set at Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum 2022

Energy agenda set at Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum 2022

The sixth annual Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum, which ran for three days, today concluded after focusing on meeting global short-term energy demand while not losing sight of crucial net-zero goals.

This year’s forum was hosted in Dubai alongside the World Government Summit 2022 at Expo 2020 Dubai, giving the event an unprecedented opportunity to convene global energy leaders to examine the geopolitical, energy market, and climate crises shaping the energy system.

The Global Energy Forum featured a robust agenda of public discussions and private meetings that addressed the myriad challenges resulting from the crisis in Ukraine. Leaders also discussed the threat of a stalled energy transition, how to enhance energy security, the future of OPEC+ amid geopolitical tensions, and a look ahead to COP27 and COP28 which will be hosted in Egypt and the UAE, respectively.

Randolph Bell, Senior Director of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Centre, said,

"There has never been a more critical time to host the Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum. As the energy system faces acute challenges stemming from the war in Ukraine and a return to pre-pandemic demand levels, this was a key moment to bring together leaders from around the world to chart a new course towards greater energy security and net zero emissions."

Key speakers at this year's Global Energy Forum included Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Special Envoy for Climate Change; Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure; Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, OPEC Secretary-General; Belinda Balluku, Minister of Infrastructure and Energy of Albania; Alexander Nikolov, Minister of Energy of Bulgaria; Amos Hochstein, Presidential Coordinator for Energy Security and Build Back Better World; Anna Shpitsberg, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Transformation, US Department of State.

The Global Energy Forum, which was delayed this year due to a rise in COVID-19 cases, will return to its usual location in Abu Dhabi in January 2023. The event will continue to serve as a leading partner of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, a global event accelerating the world's sustainable development.

News Source: Emirates News Agency

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