Middle East Sustainability Forum

Conference
  • Middle East
  • Bahrain
  • 9-12-2020
    /
    9-12-2020
  • Non-Member - $ 495.00
    Company member - $ 620.00
    Member - $ 372.00
    + VAT
  • Book now

This is part of Middle East HSE and Sustainability Week - for the HSE Forum please click here.

Sustainability: unmasking a new global landscape

"Rather than compounding the [COVID-19] tragedy by allowing it to hinder clean energy transitions, we need to seize the opportunity to help accelerate them." - Fatih Birol HonFEI, International Energy Agency

Host partner:

Bapco


Company members - please download the booking form to book. Members and non-members can book online. To book for the Middle East HSE Forum, click here.


About the Forum

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has created the biggest global crisis in generations, sending shock waves through the energy system, economies and societies around the world. Restrictions in free movement, travel and transport have contributed to an unprecedented drop in energy demand and commodity prices (such as crude oil) have crashed to historic lows, erasing almost a decade of growth. These two daunting challenges threaten to push our global economy into a historic recession.

CEOs, industry experts and policymakers are taking stock of opportunities and threats these challenges present to the transformation to a sustainable energy system in a constrained commodity environment.

Alongside the human tragedy of COVID-19, some effects on the energy system are already being felt while others will take shape slowly. We are still learning about the long-term demand implications of new working habits and travel restrictions; it is unclear what the drive towards a global recovery will mean for low carbon investment; policy incentives and stimulus packages are still being formulated; technology winners and losers are still to be identified.

What is clear is that the world must seize the opportunity to navigate a sustainable pathway out of the crisis. This means harnessing energy expertise from across the energy system. It means sharing information, experiences and learning from industry, government and academia around common technical challenges and solutions. It means finding opportunities to collaborate to engender real change quickly.

Conference aims

  • Bring together international and regional industry stakeholders to share experience, information and guidance towards a sustainable energy future
  • Offer a platform for communicating and drawing out the key technical sustainability issues identified by industry
  • Provide responses to key challenges and identify potential solutions
  • Share innovation and good practice by providing opportunities to learn from the international sustainability community
  • Showcase innovative technological solutions and research
  • Work collaboratively with key institutions on building technical standards and practices
  • Provide vital information and enhance the competency of industry personnel within the Middle East
  • Provide opportunities for professional learning through the EI's globally recognised energy management training framework
  • Take stock of the latest developments within the field of sustainability and low carbon
  • Deliver insight based on the EI's collaborative good practice programme
  • Provide a platform for discussion and networking

This conference will provide a timely regional platform, bringing together energy expertise to tackle these urgent global challenges and how do you do sustainability in a constrained commodity environment. As such, it will be delivered in the context of the following themes:

  • Taking stock: where are we now? Opportunities and threats of the current landscape
  • Investment and innovation: technology winners and losers
  • Governance: policy and regulatory drivers

The conference will cover topics under the following headings:

  • Processes and policies: strategy and policy towards sustainability and decarbonisation
  • Achieve a low carbon future: insight and innovation in reducing emissions and carbon footprint
  • Efficiency: energy management and efficiency
  • Circularity: lifecycle resource management and environmental protection

Processes and policies: strategy and policy towards sustainability and decarbonisation

  • What impact will COVID-19 and constrained economy have on efforts to tackle climate change?
  • How are we responding to the COVID-19 and economic crisis and supporting our employees, customers, and communities?
  • Implementing and delivering against SDGs in a COVID-19 and economic crisis
  • What has the industry learned about contingency planning for the next pandemic and economic crisis?
  • Finance and investments: what initiatives and funding have been put in place to support low carbon technologies following COVID-19
  • Demonstrating the transition to a low carbon economy during the global pandemic and economic crisis (e.g. leadership accountability, action and communication)
  • How could COVID-19 shape the decentralised energy for delivering net-zero heat
  • COVID-19 and the economic crisis: providing lessons on climate adaption for cities
  • The impacts of COVID-19 and the economic crisis on the carbon footprint
  • COVID-19 and the economic crisis: approaches to tackle the climate emergency
  • Reshaping energy regulation, auditing and reporting: what does the future look like in a new global landscape?
  • What should employers expect after COVID-19 and the economic crisis?

Other topics will be considered

Achieve a low carbon future: insight and innovation in reducing emissions and carbon footprint

  • Delivering against the SDGs - what examples have we seen so far and what about the pace of change in the pandemic?
  • Assessing the potential of digitalisation as a tool for climate change adaptation
  • Innovation for the energy transition: challenges and opportunities for R&D
  • Approaches for reducing emissions and carbon footprint and its impacts in a post-COVID-19 world
  • Disruptive technologies that are revolutionising businesses to drive the acceleration

Other topics will be considered

Efficiency: energy management and efficiency

  • Energy efficiency and COVID-19
  • Best practice for energy management in unoccupied buildings during COVID-19
  • A practical guide to remote energy management
  • Measures to tackle COVID-19's impact on energy poverty
  • Understanding your energy culture to achieve effective energy efficiency through behavioural change
  • Energy efficiency and the recovery of a global economy post COVID-19
  • Tips for reducing energy use during COVID-19
  • COVID-19 and its impact on environmental management systems
  • Exploring existing regulation: what effects are ESOS, Building Regulation 2020 and SECR having on the decarbonisation of businesses?
  • ISO 50001 and its role in delivering effective energy management systems
  • Energy conservation and cost-saving measures in response to COVID-19
  • Embedding human behaviours
  • Behavioural change: what shifts in human behaviour and interaction are we noticing during a pandemic/ recession

Other topics will be considered

Circularity: lifecycle resource management and environmental protection

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on the prioritisation of waste and recycling across the lifecycle
  • Minimising the present and future plastic waste, energy and environmental footprints related to COVID-19
  • Guidance regarding safe water management during COVID-19 (e.g. impact of processes on water) and availability of water
  • COVID-19: impacts and insights from the energy and natural resource sector (e.g. land, soil, plants and animals)
  • Understanding the methodologies behind science-based targets
  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on human rights
  • Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on air quality

Other topics will be considered

  • Discuss with industry experts the current energy landscape, and its impact on the low carbon transformation, regionally and internationally
  • Make valuable contacts and share industry knowledge
  • Be part of the 'international good practice' dialogue and help steer industry guidance
  • Members: £300 + VAT
  • Company members: £400 + VAT
  • Non-members: £500 + VAT

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