THE ABDULLAH BIN HAMAD AL-ATTIYAH INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION
FOR ENERGY & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

CEO Roundtable White Paper


December - 2020

The Global Energy Outlook: From Crisis to Growth

The Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development, in partnership with the Financial Times, held a webinar on “The Global Energy Outlook: From Crisis to Growth”, on Tuesday, 8 December 2020. The purpose of the webinar was to reflect upon the highs and lows of 2020, and what might unfold in 2021. The Al-Attiyah Foundation is a leading not-for-profit international think tank in the region, with the mission to provide robust and practical knowledge and insights on global energy and sustainable development topics and communicate these for the benefit of the Foundation’s members and
community.


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November - 2020

LNG Market Road To Recovery

The Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development provides robust and practical knowledge and insights on global energy and sustainable development topics, communicating these for the benefit of the Foundation’s members and community.

In 2020, the Foundation hosted a webinar series, in partnership with Refinitiv, to explore key trends and insights as the coronavirus pandemic impacts the energy industry and hastens the transition to renewables. The most recent webinar in the series explored the road to recovery for the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry.


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October - 2020

Achieving Water Security In A Changing World

The Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development provides robust and practical knowledge and insights on
global energy and sustainable development topics and communicates these for the benefit of the Foundation’s members and community.

In 2020, the Foundation hosted a webinar series, in partnership with Refinitiv, to explore key trends and insights as the coronavirus pandemic impacts the energy industry and hastens the transition to renewable energy. The most recent webinar in the series explored the potential of treated wastewater to ease worsening water stresses in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and increase access to safe, clean water for sanitation, and human consumption.


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September - 2020

Opportunities and Challenges in The Energy Industry:Hydrogen

The Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development provides robust and practical knowledge and insights on global energy
and sustainable development topics and communicates these for the benefit of the Foundation’s members and community.

In 2020, the Foundation hosted a webinar series, in partnership with Refinitiv, to explore key trends and insights as the coronavirus pandemic continues to
impact the energy industry and highlight the need to transition to renewable energy. The most recent webinar in the series explored the prospects for hydrogen to become a key component of the global energy mix.


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August - 2020

The Role of Sustainable Energy in Economic Recovery Packages

The Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development provides robust and practical knowledge and insights on global energy and sustainable development topics and communicates these for the benefit of the Foundation’s members and community.

In 2020, the Foundation hosted a webinar series, in partnership with Refinitiv, to explore key trends and insights into how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the energy industry and how it can recover from the unprecedented turmoil caused by Covid-19.
The most recent webinar in the series examined the role that sustainable energy will play in national and regional economic stimulus plans.


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December - 2019

Exploring The 2019 Forces Shaping Our 2020 Outlook

On the 4th December in Doha the Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development hosted its 4th CEO Roundtable of 2019, with the aim to reflect upon the highs and lows of the past year and how these might unfold in 2020. Four expert guest speakers shared their unique perspectives on what they believe should be the focus for 2020 and beyond. The speakers’ presentations, as well as the rich roundtable discussion that followed, explored the key geopolitical, energy and sustainability trends that influenced the world in 2019, as well as the key game-changing forces that might disrupt the status quo in the future.


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September - 2019

Reducing CO2 Emissions from Energy-intensive Industries (Iron & Steel, Aluminium and Cement)

One of the biggest challenges that governments and industry are currently facing is reducing CO2 emitted by heavy industry whilst also meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The environmental impact of heavy industry, which is integral for inclusive economic growth, needs to be minimised. The transition to more climate friendly sources of electricity generation such, as wind farms and solar panels, also requires significant amounts of steel, cement and rarer metals. Within this context, the Al-Attiyah Foundation, the leading energy and sustainable development think tank, based in Qatar, hosted four international experts to share their opinions about the strategies and technologies required for decarbonising heavy industries.


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June - 2019

Petrochemicals: changing world of refineries. What are the key trends for 2020 and beyond?

On 27 June 2019, the Al-Attiyah Foundation hosted the 2nd CEO Roundtable of 2019, flying in expert speakers to share their insights and experience with Qatari based CEOs who are members of the Foundation.  All guests had the opportunity to share their opinions and understanding in what was a thought-provoking and lively discussion on the future of the refining industry.


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March - 2019

Methane Emissions from the Oil & Gas Industry.

In March 2019, the Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development hosted the CEO Roundtable Series on methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. Tackling the issue is crucial for natural gas to play a major role in a successful transition to a low carbon economy. The regular quarterly roundtable in Qatar's capital of Doha brought together international and local experts to discuss challenges and opportunities for the industry on the road to what is seen as the golden age for natural gas. There is an enormous opportunity for the natural gas industry to enhance its sustainability credentials and its market potential by addressing the challenge of methane, which is responsible for 25% of global warming. If not tackled, methane emissions can become an existential threat for the whole sector.


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