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

Thu, Dec 19, 2019

The future of Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream: The impact of sanctions legislation

Throughout 2019, Congress has launched multiple legislative efforts to halt Kremlin aggression through stronger sanctions against the Kremlin and its proxies. The 2020 National Defense Authorization Act includes sanctions against companies involved in building the nearly-finished Russian natural gas pipelines to Europe—Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream.

2:00pm Washington DC

Tue, Nov 5, 2019

Postponed: The State of Ukraine’s Energy Sector

Razumkov Centre experts present on the role of Ukraine’s energy sector in the global energy landscape. Panel discussions focus on the current state of energy in Ukraine, immediate and long-term strategies for reform and development, and Ukraine’s place in the global energy sector.

2:30pm Washington DC

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Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Delivering energy access and meeting demand in South and Southeast Asia

Atlantic Council 2020 Global Energy Forum Delivering Energy Access and Meeting Demand in South and Southeast Asia Speaker: Mohamed Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer, Masdar The Hon. Dr. Tawfiq-e Elahi Chowdhury, Energy Adviser to the Honorable Prime Minister, People’s Republic of Bangladesh Alisa Newman-Hood, Senior Vice President, Excelerate Energy Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO, ACWA […]

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Gas imports remain key to Asia’s development plans

Despite rising renewable energy generation, South and South East Asia will continue to look at major investments in new gas import infrastructure to displace more carbon-intensive fuels, as the region races to meet its development ambitions.

New Atlanticist by Adal Mirza

Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions

Sat, Jan 11, 2020

The role of the oil and gas industry in the energy transition

Atlantic Council 2020 Global Energy Forum The Role of the Oil and Gas Industry in the Energy Transition Conversation With: Musabbeh Al-Kaabi, Chief Executive Officer, Petroleum and Petrochemicals, Mubadala Investment Company Panel Discussion: Dr. Barbara Burger, President, Technology Ventures, Chevron Corporation Anatol Feygin, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Cheniere Energy Inc. Dr. Robert […]

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions

Sat, Jan 11, 2020

How can oil and gas companies contribute to the energy transition?

“There is no thing that is a magic solution” to climate change, according to Musabbeh Al-Kaabi, chief executive officer for petroleum and petrochemicals at the Mubadala Investment Company, but oil and gas companies are increasingly realizing that “the future outlook for energy consumption will require different sources of energy.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Markets & Governance

Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Climate commitments needed to head off threats of volatility and instability

A widening gap between perceptions and reality of the global energy markets could increase volatility as governments, policy makers, and industries struggle to tackle climate change, according to Fatih Birol, the executive director of the International Energy Agency.

New Atlanticist by Adal Mirza

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy Markets & Governance

Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Setting the 2020 energy agenda

Atlantic Council 2020 Global Energy Forum Setting the 2020 Energy Agenda Speakers: H.E. Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry, United Arab Emirates The Hon. Dr. Tawfiq-e Elahi Chowdhury, Energy Adviser to the Honorable Prime Minister, People’s Republic of Bangladesh Majid Jafar, Chief Executive Officer, Crescent Petroleum Michael Sen, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Energy […]

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Energy security, energy access, and clean air: Meeting the challenges

Atlantic Council 2020 Global Energy Forum Setting the Scene: Energy Security, Energy Access, and Clean Air: Meeting the Challenges Speaker: Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency Location:  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Time:  10:15 a.m. Local Date:  Saturday, January 11, 2020 FATIH BIROL:  Excellencies, dear colleagues, a very good morning to all of you.  […]

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Official opening of the Fourth Global Energy Forum

Atlantic Council 2020 Global Energy Forum Official Opening of the Fourth Global Energy Forum Speakers: Frederick Kempe, President and CEO, Atlantic Council General James L. Jones, Jr., USMC (Ret.), Executive Chairman Emeritus, Atlantic Council H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State, United Arab Emirates; Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company H.E. Suhail […]

Transcript by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment The Gulf

Fri, Jan 10, 2020

Bryza joins Indus News to discuss US-Iran relations and politico-military theory

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Iran

Fri, Jan 10, 2020

Bryza quoted in Anadolu Agency on Turkey’s interests in Syria, Libya and Eastern Mediterranean

In the News by Atlantic Council

Libya Middle East

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