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Road to Decarbonization: From COP28 Forward - Navigating Climate Promise

This conversation focuses on pivotal aspects of climate action and energy sustainability, particularly the impact of COP28 on decarbonization efforts and the fossil fuel phase-out. It highlights the dynamics shaping sustainable energy progress in Abu Dhabi, UAE, including the role of financial mechanisms and the challenges of positioning the UAE as a climate change hub. Experts analyze the enablers and detractors within the local and global context, aiming to uncover strategies for advancing climate and energy initiatives. The discussion evaluates the practicality and obstacles in the path towards a sustainable and decarbonized future.


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Keynote Speakers:

  • Eng. Nawal Alhanaee, Director of the Future Energy Department, Ministry of Energy
  • Erick Kish, Deputy Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi – UAE


Panelists:

  • Janka O'Brien, PMP, Director of Sustainability, MEA, Emerson Automation Solutions
  • Aernout Boot, Senior Advisor at Carlyle MENA Advisors Limited, Carlyle
  • Karim Badawi, New Energy Director – MENA, SLB


Moderated by:

Antonios Vouloudis, Director of Sustainability and Stewardship, NYUAD


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May 6, 2024

6:00 PM - 8:00 PMGMT+4

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NYUAD Campus, Conference Center
NYUAD Campus, Conference Center
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Speakers

  • Erick Kish (Deputy Senior Commercial Officer at US Embassy Abu Dhabi)

    Erick Kish

    Deputy Senior Commercial Officer at US Embassy Abu Dhabi

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  • Janka O’Brien, PMP (Director of Sustainability at Emerson)

    Janka O’Brien, PMP

    Director of Sustainability at Emerson

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  • Aernout Boot (Senior Advisor at Carlyle MENA Advisors Limited)

    Aernout Boot

    Senior Advisor at Carlyle MENA Advisors Limited

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  • Karim Badawi (Director of New Energy for MENA at SLB)

    Karim Badawi

    Director of New Energy for MENA at SLB

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  • Antonios Vouloudis (Director of Sustainability and Stewardship at New York University Abu Dhabi)

    Antonios Vouloudis

    Director of Sustainability and Stewardship at New York University Abu Dhabi

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  • Samer Najm (Strategic Account Director | ADNOC of Emerson)

    Samer Najm

    Strategic Account Director | ADNOC of Emerson

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