Road to Decarbonization: From COP28 Forward - Navigating Climate Promise


WHEN May 6, 2024
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

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.
  • 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
Opening Remarks
  • Eng. Nawal Alhanaee, Director of the Future Energy Department, Ministry of Energy
  • Erick Kish, Deputy Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Abu Dhabi – UAE
  • Liz Beneski, CEO, AmCham Abu Dhabi
Moderated by
  • Antonios Vouloudis, Director of Sustainability and Stewardship, NYUAD

In Collaboration with

American Chamber of Commerce Abu Dhabi
Office of Sustainability and Stewardship, NYUAD

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