Climate Change Impacts on the Middle East

Jeremy Tamanini participated in a virtual panel on Friday 4/23 at 10am ET hosted by Washington DC – based think tank the Middle East Policy Council (MEPC). The panel was part of the MEPC’s quarterly Capitol Hill Conference series designed for members of the U.S. Congress. The panelists will explore the energy transition, environmental and market dynamics associated with climate change in the Middle East and what these mean for U.S. foreign policy in the region. 

The guest panelists were:

Aisha Al-Sarihi
Research Associate, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies & Research Center
Author, Challenges & Opportunities for Climate Policy Integration in Oil-Producing Countries: the case of the UAE & Oman

Yara Asi
Non-Resident Fellow, Arab Center Washington DC
Author, Climate Change in the Arab World: An Existential Threat in an Unstable Region

Jeremy Tamanini
Creator, Global Green Economy Index
Consultant, Middle East Policy Council

Jim Moran
Senior Policy Advisor, Nelson Mullins
Former Congressman (VA-8)
Board Member, Middle East Policy Council

In this past year, we have been focused on new approaches to sustainability that can accelerate green progress in the 2020s. Be sure to visit our Library to access a recent Insight “Can AI & Sustainability Accelerate a 2020s Green Breakthrough?“; our recent update to country progress around NDCs set at the Paris Climate Conference; and results from a survey of global experts on better approaches to achieving a 2020s green breakthrough. 

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