Forum Publishes First Research Papers
Launches New Interactive Website
October 27, 2010 — Doha, Qatar: Doha Carbon & Energy Forum (the “Forum”), a platform for experts from around the world to jointly address and discuss current and emerging energy and greenhouse gas challenges facing Qatar and the GCC Region, today announced the publication of three Brookings Institution research papers and the launch of its website. The Forum is a joint initiative by the Qatar Foundation, Qatar Petroleum, and ExxonMobil Qatar Inc.
The three day Forum will be held from 8th to 10th November 2010, under the patronage of His Excellency Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Attiyah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy & Industry. It will be attended by over 150 international and national experts who will deliberate on the most important and challenging energy issues facing Qatar and the GCC Region. At its conclusion, the inaugural Forum will provide recommendations on current and emerging innovative technologies related to carbon capture and storage (CCS), alternative energies and energy efficiency relevant to the region.
Working with the Brookings Institution, the U.S. based non-profit public policy organization which conducts high-quality independent research, three details papers have been produced on the core themes of the Forum.
Dr. Abdelali Haoudi, Vice President for Research at Qatar Foundation, commented: “The Brookings Institution reports and identifies relevant data about CCS, renewable energy and energy efficiency. They are among the first research papers of this kind for the region and are designed to lead the discussion and cover the economic, technical, financial, regulatory and environmental concerns. It is the intention to continue to use the website as follow-up tool within the recently established Qatar Research Institute for Environment and Energy within the Research Division of Qatar Foundation.”
Saif Al Naemi, Director HSE Regulations & Enforcement, said: “We know that the challenge Qatar and the world faces from climate change is great, and it is incumbent on all of us to look for answers and solutions to this issue. By bringing together the leaders, the top experts in all of these specialist fields, we can start to identify the technologies and processes relevant for Qatar and the Gulf Region.”
“The International Energy Agency and others predict that the world’s total energy demand will grow by as much as 30 to 40 percent in the next two decades. Meeting that demand will require long-term planning, creativity and a commitment to finding new technological advances. That is the core mission of our Forum: we must find ways to take bigger steps while leaving smaller Footprints,” added Saleh Almana, Vice President Public & Government Affairs, ExxonMobil Qatar Inc.
The Doha Carbon & Energy Forum interactive website was also launched today. It has been designed to operate as an information portal and to provide access to news, insights and developments from the Forum as they happen. The website can be found at www.dcef-qatar.org.
Dr. Mark Weichold, Dean & CEO of Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMQ) and Chair of the Program Committee, said: “The website will be an important part of the Forum, for the international experts as well as specialists around the world who will not be attending the event. It will serve as a conduit for information exchange among all the participants.”
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