Spotlight: 2020 Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi

The Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Forum is the go-to conference on the geopolitics of the energy transformation, where energy and foreign policy leaders come together to set the energy agenda for the year and examine the longer-term geopolitical and geo-economic implications of the changing energy system.

The 2020 iteration of the forum will focus on three key themes: the role of the oil and gas industry in the energy transitionfinancing the future of energy, and interconnections in a new era of geopolitics. The forum’s regional footprint will also expand to emphasize increasing energy demand in South and Southeast Asia.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, the forum is held in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry, ADNOC, and Mubadala, and is part of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.

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Upcoming events

Tue, Feb 4, 2020

The global status of CCS: The next wave of carbon capture

With mounting pressure to deliver on climate ambition and the daunting prognosis elucidated in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 1.5°C Report, the need to deploy carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies has become increasingly more urgent. This event explores the current status of carbon capture and storage, the next generation of CCS projects, policies, and technologies taking shape around the world, and the important role they play in global decarbonization.

3:00pm Washington DC

Past events

Mon, Oct 21, 2019

The Current Energy Scenario in Bangladesh and Future Possibilities: A Conversation with Dr. Tawfiq-e Elahi Chowdhury

This year’s Global Energy Forum features Dr. Tawfiq-e Elahi Chowdhury, power, energy, and mineral resources affairs adviser to the prime minister of Bangladesh. The Global Energy Center had the chance to host an event with him at Atlantic Council headquarters in October 2019 to discuss Bangladesh’s energy prospects and priorities in an increasingly interconnected region.

3:00pm Washington DC

Tue, Oct 15, 2019

The civilian-military nexus and the role of innovation in nuclear energy event recap

On October 15, 2019, the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center hosted a roundtable discussion, as part of the Nuclear Energy and National Security Coalition (NENSC), to discuss the role of nuclear energy innovation in the civilian-military nexus.

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Mon, Jan 27, 2020

Livingston quoted in E&E News on EU carbon tariffs

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Morningstar quoted in The Economist on Russia’s rising gas supply

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Trump hails “time for optimism” on climate change, but US leadership still missing

While “Trump is right [that] this is a time for both optimism and action,” John E. Morton, a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center, said, Trump “is wrong to suggest that the future lies in fossil fuels.” By emphasizing fossil fuel production, Livingston said, “Trump missed a key opportunity to sell the story of a United States that can still—with the right policies—commercialize zero-carbon technologies as well as any other country in the world.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Transitions

Sun, Jan 19, 2020

Ellinas in Cyprus Mail: Time for new initiatives in growing East Med energy crisis

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Libya

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Bryza joins Indus News to discuss US troubled efforts on Afghanistan reconstruction

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Shaffer in Middle East Institute: Turkey’s westward energy shift

In the News by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Politics & Diplomacy

Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Bell quoted in Petroleum Economist on Aramco IPO

In the News by Atlantic Council

Middle East Oil and Gas

Sun, Jan 12, 2020

US Election 2020: What’s at stake for energy and climate?

Atlantic Council2020 Global Energy Forum U.S. Election 2020: What’s at Stake for Energy and Climate? Speakers: Carlos Curbelo, Former US Representative (R-FL) Avi Garbow, Environmental Advocate, Patagonia David Goldwyn, Chairman, Energy Advisory Group, Atlantic Council Michael Steele, Former Chair of the Republican National Committee Moderated By: Hadley Gamble, Reporter and Anchor, CNBC Location:  Abu Dhabi, […]

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Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Transitions

Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Energy interconnections: A tool for stability or a vector of geopolitical risk?

Atlantic Council 2020 Global Energy Forum Energy Interconnections: A Tool for Stability or a Vector of Geopolitical Risk? Speakers: H.E. Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy and Industry of the United Arab Emirates Thorsten Herdan, Director General, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany Ramzi Mroueh, Managing Director, Origination, Cheniere Energy Inc. […]

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Energy Transitions Geopolitics & Energy Security

Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Will climate change move the needle in 2020?

From the release of the Green New Deal to global protests on environmental policy, “climate [has become] a prominent national issue and all the attention it received in 2019 guarantees that it will be a top issue in an American presidential election for the first time ever,” according to former US Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL).

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action Elections

Events

Tue, Feb 4, 2020

The global status of CCS: The next wave of carbon capture

With mounting pressure to deliver on climate ambition and the daunting prognosis elucidated in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 1.5°C Report, the need to deploy carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies has become increasingly more urgent. This event explores the current status of carbon capture and storage, the next generation of CCS projects, policies, and technologies taking shape around the world, and the important role they play in global decarbonization.

3:00pm Washington DC