Workshop “Promoting Deeper EU-GCC Relations in the field of Clean Energy”, organized by ICCS-NTUA in collaboration with Gulf Research Centre and Masdar Institute, within the EU funded project “Promoting Deeper EU-GCC Relations
Workshop “Promoting Deeper EU-GCC Relations in the field of Clean Energy”, organized by ICCS-NTUA in collaboration with Gulf Research Centre and Masdar Institute, within the EU funded project “Promoting Deeper EU-GCC Relations”. November 26- 27, 2013 hosted in Abu Dhabi.
Energy trade always constituted a major chapter in EU-GCC relations. The EU has established new, ambitious targets for reduction of emissions by 2050, which envisage a substantial decline of the role of traditional fossil sources such as oil and gas. In parallel, the GCC countries have manifested growing concern for their own energy future and excessive dependence on fossil fuels, and have launched multiple initiatives for improving the uptake of clean energy solutions. As part of the EU-funded public diplomacy project on “Promoting Deeper EU-GCC Relations”, EPU-NTUA in cooperation with the Gulf Research Center and Masdar Institute are organising a Renewable Energy Policy Experts’ workshop hosted in Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi on November 26-27, 2013. The 2-day workshop is actively endorsed by the EU-GCC CLEAN ENERGY NETWORK, an initiative created jointly by the EU and the GCC to catalyse cooperation among the two regions on clean energy topics of common interest. Within this framework, the event aims to discuss at high policy level the potential for cooperation in the promotion of clean energy. This will encompass both opportunities for bilateral agreements in various areas as well as exploration of common positions (or debate of points of divergence) with respect to negotiations in multilateral fora.