MENA Climate Week 2023

8th October - 12th October 2023

Location(s): Riyad

The Global CCS Institute will be taking part in the MENA Climate Week 2023, one of the four regional climate weeks that will bring together diverse stakeholders to discuss region-relevant climate issues and solutions ahead of the upcoming COP28 in the UAE.

As part of MENACW 2023, the Institute will be hosting three side events organised in partnership with KAPSARC, the Clean Energy Ministerial CCUS Initiative (CEM CCUS),the Clean Air Task Force, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy.

Join us as we explore how CCS can deliver significant emissions reductions, unpack current challenges and solutions to CCUS finance, and how to create solid business cases for carbon management projects. These sessions will take place at the Boulevard Riyadh City, the MENA Climate Week 2023's venue in Riyad, Saudi Arabia.


MENACW 2023 side events co-organized by the Global CCS Institute:

Creating the Business Case for Carbon Management Through Policy Action

Date: 11 October 2023
Time: 15:00 - 16:00 AST (Arabia Standard Time)
Location: Jazan

Speakers include:

  • US Government, US Department of Energy Office - US Embassy, Saudi Arabia - Nicholas Carlson, Energy Attaché
  • UK Government, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero - Chris Thackeray, Deputy Director, Power CCUS
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Minister of Energy - Hadi Knani, Carbon Management Director
  • CEM CCUS Initiative - Juho Lipponen, Coordinator

CCUS Climate Technology: Driving Decarbonisation in Cement and Steel

Date: 12 October 2023
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 AST (Arabia Standard Time)
Location: Zone 1 – Plenary

Speakers include:

  • Clean Air Task Force – Olivia Azadegan, Energy Transition Director, MENA
  • Holcim – Pavan Chilukuri, Vice President / Group Head of CCUS & e-Fuels
  • City Cement – Majid Al Osailan, CEO
  • COP 28 – Rahma Al Shamsi, Senior Specialist, Energy & Decarbonization
  • Global CCS Institute – Dr. Mohammad Abu Zahra, Head of MENA Region (moderator)

CCUS Finance – A Fireside Chat

Date: 12 October 2023
Time: 12:45 - 13:15 AST (Arabia Standard Time)
Location: Zone 3 – Action Hub

Other MENACW 2023 side events the Global CCS Institute is speaking at:

Unlocking CCS Potential - High Level Aramco Hosted Panel

Date: 11 October 2023
Time: 14:00 - 15:00 AST (Arabia Standard Time)
Location: Zone 7 - Meeting Hall - Room 144
GCCSI Speaker: Jarad Daniels, CEO

Scaling Up Finance for Carbon Di-Oxide Removals to Enable Regional Net-zero Ambitions

Date: 11 October 2023
Time: 16:30 - 17:30 AST (Arabia Standard Time)
Location: Theatre 3
GCCSI Speaker: Jarad Daniels, CEO


About MENA Climate Week 2023

MENA Climate Week 2023 (MENACW 2023) will be hosted by the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 8 to 12 October in Riyad, Saudi Arabia.

MENACW 2023 and the other Regional Climate Weeks offer policymakers, practitioners, businesses and civil society a collaborative platform where they can share knowledge and best practices on region-relevant actions to tackle climate change.

This year the objective of the Regional Climate Weeks is to build momentum ahead of  COP28 and the conclusion of the first global stocktake, which takes stock of the progress made towards the implementation of the Paris Agreement's key objectives.

MENACW 2023 is organized in collaboration with the UN Development Programme, UN Environment Programme, UN Climate Change and the World Bank Group as global partners. Regional partners include the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) and  the League of Arab States (LAS) Secretariat.


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