Climate Change

Online Conference: Innovative Cities in the context of Climate Change: Risk Management in Water and Energy Supply

Welcome remarks

  • Mr. Frank Wouters, Director, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network
  • Mr. Khalid Mohammed Badri, Director of the Environmental Center for Arab Towns

Moderators 

  • Dr. Jauad El KharrazConvener, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network
  • Dr. Mustapha Taoumi, Key Expert, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network
  • Prof. Thomas Andersson, Chairman of the board, the International Organisation of Knowledge Economy and Enterprise Development (IKED), Sweden/Oman

Presenters

  • Mr. Almotaz Abadi, Managing Director -UFM WATER, the UfM Secretariat, Spain
  • Mr. Vangelis Constantianos, Executive Secretary, Global Water Partnership - Mediterranean (GWP-Med), Greece 
  • Dr. Nikos Dimitriou, Senior Research Associate, National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos," Greece
  • Mr. Mounir KabbaraManager at PwC’' 'Cities and Local Government Sector advisory practice, UAE
  • Mr. Mohamed Sefiani, Mayor of Chefchaouen city, President of the UCLG Forum of Intermediate Cities, Board Member of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, Morocco
  • Dr. Noara Kebir, Managing Director and Senior Consultant MicroEnergy International GmBH, Germany
  • Dr. Najib H Dandachi, Senior Energy Expert, EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network, UAE 
  • Mr. Thomas Meijssen, Senior Energy Expert, Consult 2050, Oman
  • Professor Khalid R. Temsamani, University Abdelmalek Essaâdi, Morocco
  • Dr. Mohamed Abdel Hamyd Dawoud, Advisor - Water Resources - Environment Quality, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Mr. Eric Mino, Director, Euro-Mediterranean Water Information System (EMWIS/SEMIDE) Technical Unit, France
  • Dr. Amgad Elmahdi, Head of MENA Region, International Water Management Institute, Egypt

Webinar ‘COVID-19 Recovery: Accelerating Energy Transitions in EU & GCC Power Sector’

Welcome, Opening Session

Frank Wouters, Director, EU-GCC Clean Energy Technology Network
Patrick Illing, Head of Trade and Economic Affairs, EU Delegation in Saudi Arabia
Dr. Mohamed Al Rashidi, Director of Electricity & Water Department and Acting Director of Energy at The Gulf Cooperation Council - General Secretariat

Moderator
Tanzeed Alam
Managing Director at Earth Matters Consulting / Climate Change Convener at EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Networ

Speaker
Dr Mari Luomi,
 Independent Expert 

Panellists
Dr Noura Al Mansouri, Lead Co-chair of Task Force 2 Climate Change and Environment, Think 20 Saudi Arabia
Dr Irina Kustova, Researcher, Centre for European Policy Studies
Caspar Herzberg, President Middle East and Africa, Schneider Electric
Turki Al Shehri, Chief Executive Officer, ENGIE Saudi Arabia
Ahmed Baghoum, Executive Director, Human Capital & Services, Masdar

Webinar "Carbon Pricing in the EU and GCC"

Moderator
Angela KallhaugeCarbon Pricing Leadership Coalition Secretariat
Tanzeed Alam
Managing Director at Earth Matters Consulting / Climate Change Convener at EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network

Panellists

Jos Delbeke, Professor at European University Institute, Florence Italy & KU Leuven, Belgium, former Director-General of the European Commission's DG Climate Action
Grzegorz PeszkoLead Economist, World Bank
Katie SullivanManaging Director, International Emissions Trading Association
Dr. Mohamed Al Rashidi, Director of Electricity & Water Department and Acting Director of Energy at The Gulf Cooperation Council - General Secretariat
Andras Juhasz, Clean Energy Business Council Representative, Head of Sustainability & CSR Acwa Power
Vicky Pollard, Team Leader, Unit for International Carbon Markets, Aviation and Maritime, DG CLIMA, European Commission
Shannon PhillipsMember of Legislative Parliament - Alberta, Former Minister of Environment, Alberta, Canada
Chris LeedsExecutive Director – Commodity Origination, Standard Chartered Bank

Webinar "Empowering the private sector for climate change action"

Moderator
Tanzeed Alam
Managing Director at Earth Matters Consulting / Climate Change Convener at EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network

Panellists

Ibrahim N. Al-Zu’bi, Chief Sustainability Officer, Majid Al Futtaim Holding
Stephanie Weckend, Programme Officer, Knowledge, KPFC, IRENA
Stephan Gobert, Senior Strategy Manager, ENGIE Middle East, South & Central Asia and Turkey

Webinar "Climate change and clean energy in light of Covid-19 and oil price developments"

Moderator
Tanzeed Alam
Managing Director at Earth Matters Consulting / Climate Change Convener at EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network

Panellists
Dr Said Hamed AlSarmi, Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary General
Dr. Haris Doukas, Associate Professor NTUA, Research Collaboration Specialist EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network
Dr Mari Luomi, Independent Expert

Webinar: EU policies for decarbonising the transport sector

Trainers :

Arndt Hassel, Associate Researcher, CEPS and EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network Expert
Christian Egenhofer, Associate Senior Research Fellow & Director of Energy Climate House, CEPS and EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network Expert
Petr Dolejsi, Mobility & Sustainable Transport Director, European Automobile Manufacturers' Association – ACEA
Lisa Wolf, Policy Advisor, EURELECTRIC

Webinar “European energy and climate policy and the role of innovation”

Trainers : Aurélie Faure-Schuyer, Research Fellow Energy and Climate, CEPS
                 Bo Normark, Thematic Leader Smartgrids and Storage, InnoEnergy

Dubai, UAE- October 2017:Dubai Solar Show Seminar Week

Tackling Climate Change – How Hydrogen Enables the Energy Transition: A European Perspective. 

Presenter: Frank Wouters, Director, EU-GCC Clean Energy Network