THE ABDULLAH BIN HAMAD AL-ATTIYAH INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION
FOR ENERGY & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Foundation Books & Annual Reports
May - 2021
PEAK OIL? FORGET DEMAND PEAK, PEAK INVESTMENT DECIDING FUTURE?
Since 2020’s COVID-19 global lockdown, an unexpected massive demand destruction of oil and gas, growing emphasis on a full
global economic reset of global economies, as shown in EU’s Green Deal, China’s Net-Zero by 2060 or the current Biden energy transition approach, the term Peak Oil has re-emerged in discussions again.
May - 2021
The Cyberattack: Colonial Pipeline
The Colonial Pipeline, the largest refined oil products system in the US, supplying 45% of east coast fuel, was shut down between 7-12th May by a cyberattack for ransom.
January - 2021
ANNUAL REPORT 2019
As a non-profit Organisation, the Al-Attiyah Foundation documents and reports on each years activities in a detailed Annual Report. This 2019 report provides in-depth information into the Foundation, its members, and the variety of events, publications, and projects undertaken by the Energy and Sustainable Development directorates.
August - 2020
Can the market limit climate change?
The whole idea of carbon pricing revolves around the shifting of the social costs of climate change to the source of the pollution, encouraging polluters to reduce emissions and invest in clean energy and low-carbon growth. It encompasses a scenario where the cost of carbon emissions is paid at the source, in which choices about fuel use are made and not in the form of developmental, economic, and health costs. Such a scenario, which is the bedrock of the “polluter pays” principle, would lead to a complete revamp of the incentive structures and policy framework, underpinning global mitigation of carbon emissions.
June - 2020
The Growing World of Renewable Energy
This book provides authoritative information on renewable energy sources and reviews the driving forces behind the growth of this particular subsector of the energy industry.
The world is witnessing: increasing concerns about climate change; growing debate on economic transformation; market instabilities; technological advancements; demand by growing populations for transparency in business and governance; and the increasing quest for sustainable development.
In this context, the negative effects of using unclean and unsustainable energy sources, is brought into sharper focus and energy diversification is an important driver for fostering long-term sustainable economic development and green-growth.
May - 2019
THE ABDULLAH BIN HAMAD AL-ATTIYAH INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AWARDS - 2019
The Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Energy Awards are given annually to individuals for their Lifetime of Achievements in the advancement of the global energy industry in seven categories. The nominees are voted on by an International Selection Committee who choose candidates for an outstanding record of accomplishment in their sector over the whole of a career; men and women who have made an exceptional impact on the energy industry with distinct personal achievements for a consistent and prolonged period of engagement. The Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Energy Awards celebrate the unprecedented work of H.E. Al-Attiyah, Chairman of the Al-Attiyah Foundation, Qatar’s former Minister of Energy & Industry and Deputy Prime Minister, by recognizing the career achievements of distinguished individuals in their service of the global energy industry.
March - 2019
ANNUAL REPORT 2018
The Foundation Business Plan for 2018 was developed incorporating the following activities that have become established as part of the Foundation’s core business since its inception.
In addition, the following new activities were implemented for 2018 and the overview quarterly plan shown in the table was endorsed by the Board of Trustees.
November - 2018
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES
In line with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1, the world is challenged to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 in a manner that is not harmful to the environment. Industrial activities and operations of private sector organizations have potential impacts on a range of areas covered by the UN SDGs. While different industries contribute to sustainable development in many ways, they face operational and environmental challenges on several fronts. The SDGs serve as a good blueprint for framing the corporate social responsibility (CSR) of companies wishing to capitalize on the positive benefits to society, while mitigating, in a meaningful way, the adverse impacts of their activities.
May - 2018
THE ABDULLAH BIN HAMAD AL-ATTIYAH INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AWARDS 2018
The Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Energy Awards were conceived to celebrate the legacy of H.E. Al-Attiyah by rewarding individuals for their Lifetime Achievement in advancing fields of work and policy that emulate His Excellency’s 40 years of distinguished contribution to the global energy industry.The Nominees are recognized for an outstanding record of accomplishment in their sector over the whole of a career, acknowledging individuals who have made an exceptional impact on the energy industry with distinct personal achievements for a consistent and prolonged period of engagement.