Webinar – GCC Climate Goals: Hydrogen and the Circular Carbon Economy

This webinar, hosted by Green Bee Group on November 4th, shed light on current and emerging decarbonization trends within the oil and gas economies in the GCC. Insights were given into the role of renewables, with a focus on green hydrogen, as well as the concept of a circular carbon economy, which has gained prominence in recent years.

Panellists critically examined the economic and technical feasibility of new decarbonization initiatives and assess their ability to meet the GCC’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The webinar was moderated by Luai Eshaq, Partner at Green Bee Group. Luai leads Green Bee’s green economy and energy division.

Ian Simm, Principle Advisor at IGM Energy discussed the efforts already being made to decarbonise the GCC oil and gas sector from within and the integration of renewables in operations and the emerging trend towards hydrogen.

Frank Wouters, Global Lead Clean Hydrogen at Worley & Director of the EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network, highlighted the opportunities involved in growing the green hydrogen economy inside the GCC’s energy sector, as well as challenges and how to overcome them.

Rami Shabaneh, Senior Research Associate at KAPSARC concluded with a discussion of the concept of a circular carbon economy, which is structured around “the 4 Rs” – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Remove – and has gained prominence in the GCC in recent years.

Watch the full recording below.

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