London Energy Club | Webinar summary: The Future of Oil in the Middle East: Building Diversified Economies in an Age of Energy Transition Tuesday 28 July 2020
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Webinar summary: The Future of Oil in the Middle East: Building Diversified Economies in an Age of Energy Transition Tuesday 28 July 2020

14:45 29 September in EVENTS

Webinar summary: The Future of Oil in the Middle East: Building Diversified Economies in an Age of Energy Transition Tuesday 28 July 2020


One key message that emerged from the second online summit of The London Energy Club was “the strongest and most promising renewable energy for the Middle East is its youth”.

When considering the Middle East, we need to be clear that across the region there are diametrically opposed views about the future of oil, while each country is an entity, with individual issues and concerns. The Middle East is a region of two contrasting systems. One system features a dynamic private sector, digitally savvy youth and open economies. The other has a bloated public sector and closed, controlled economies. So, in any discussion about the Middle East we will need to take these two key factors into account. One size certainly does not fit all.

We are grateful to the following speakers who initiated the discussions: 
  • Adel Abullatif Deputy Director, UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab
    States
  • Yesar Al Maleki Director, Iraq Research Institute
  • Karim El Aynaoui President, Policy Center for The New South
  • Gerald Feinstein Senior Vice President, Middle East Institute
  • Lord Howell of Guildford Former Minister of State (Foreign and
    Commonwealth Office) and Chairman, Windsor Energy Group, UK
  • Michal Meiden Director China Energy Programme, Oxford Institute
    for Energy Studies
  • Adam Siemenski President of the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies
    Research Center (KAPSARC)

For further information on membership of the London Energy Club, please contact: 
secretariat@londonenergyclub.org

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