EI LIVE free webinar | COVID-19: What does this mean for the fight against the climate crisis?

Conference
  • Online
  • 9-12-2020
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    9-12-2020
  • 09:00 - 10:30
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Free online launch event for the Middle East Sustainability Forum 2021

9 December 2020, 09:00 GMT |12:00 Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia | 13:00 UAE and Oman
Platform: Webex

Please note that registration closes at 17:00 on 8 December 2020

Session theme: Take Stock
This session will take stock of the current sustainability landscape, assessing the immediate impact of COVID-19 on low carbon investment and identifying case studies of organisations and countries that have successfully built back better.

Summary:
During this session, you will hear from industry leaders on how they are taking stock as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves.

Programme:


09:00 - Welcome remarks

  • Dr Waddah S. Ghanem Al Hashmi FEI, Senior Director, Sustainability, Operational and Business Excellence Affairs, Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), Vice-Chairman, Dubai Centre of Carbon Excellence (DCCE) PJSC and Chair, EI Middle East Branch
  • Hafedh Al Qassab, BMP Project Director, BAPCO
09:10 - COVID-19: What does this mean for the fight against the climate crisis?
  • What lessons can we learn from a global pandemic/crisis when responding to climate change and what would our advice be to government?
  • How will energy efficiency and renewables benefit from COVID-19?
  • How has COVID-19 brought circularity into a sharp focus?
  • The economic impact of COVID-19 – will it make the fight against climate change harder to achieve?
  • Will COVID-19 fiscal recovery package accelerate or hinder the progress on climate change?
  • Tackling energy poverty during the pandemic
  • Carbon neutrality and the impact of COVID-19: What can organisations’ strategies teach us about the climate battle ahead?
Moderator:
  • Dr Waddah S. Ghanem Al Hashmi FEI, Senior Director, Sustainability, Operational and Business Excellence Affairs, Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), Vice-Chairman, Dubai Centre of Carbon Excellence (DCCE) PJSC and Chair, EI Middle East Branch
Speakers:
  • Mariam Musallam Al-Qubaisi, Head of Sustainability, Government, International & Communications, Etihad Airways
  • Martine Kubler Mamlouk, Secretary General, MESIA
  • Rami Osman, Energy Efficiency Specialist, The Sustainable Energy Authority, Bahrain
  • Gurbuz Gonul, Director of Country Engagement and Partnerships, IRENA 
10:00 - Q&A session

10:20 - Summary from the chair and closing remarks
  • Dr Waddah S. Ghanem Al Hashmi FEI, Senior Director, Sustainability, Operational and Business Excellence Affairs, Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), Vice-Chairman, Dubai Centre of Carbon Excellence (DCCE) PJSC and Chair, EI Middle East Branch

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