Achieving a circular carbon economy through multilateral collaboration

16th of September 2020 | 11:30 – 12:45

Event Overview

This year CEM11 and MI 5 are hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) alongside the G20 Energy Ministerial. The KSA G20 Presidency has proposed the Circular Carbon Economy (CCE) approach to seek to accelerate transitions to more sustainable and cleaner energy systems. It may also drive national energy and climate strategy in the KSA.

The CCE is an integrated and inclusive approach to transitioning toward more comprehensive, resilient, sustainable, and climate-friendly energy systems. It is structured around 4Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Remove. It promotes all technologies and solutions that address GHG emissions and the need to further accelerate research, development, deployment, and dissemination (RDD&D).

Multilateral collaboration plays a vital role in accelerating the development and deployment of clean energy technologies and solutions. CEM and MI offer a mechanism for the KSA, G20 members and other governments to strengthen their engagement in collaborative actions, and build partnerships with expert organizations, and the private sector to push forward the clean energy agenda in specific thematic areas. This event will explore the CCE approach, the role of specific technologies in the CCE, and convey the importance of multilateral collaboration in accelerating clean energy transitions. In particular it will feature several of the technologies and thematic areas that are also addressed in CEM and MI.

Speakers

Adam Sieminski
President, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies & Research Center (KAPSARC)

Eric Williams
Senior Analyst, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies & Research Center (KAPSARC)

Fareed Asaly
G20 Energy Sustainability Working Group Chairman

Dave Turk
Deputy Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)

Dolf Gielen
Director, Innovation and Technology Center, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Andrew Prag
Senior Policy Analyst, OECD

Fahad AlAjlan
Director for Hydrocarbon Sustainability, Ministry of Energy, Saudi Arabia

Christof Van Agt
Director, Energy Dialogue, International Energy Forum (IEF)

Jennie Dodson
Head of the Secretariat, Mission Innovation (MI)

Dan Dorner
Head of the Secretariat, Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM)

Sylvia Beyer
Senior Policy Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency (IEA)

Agenda

11:30

Opening of the event by the Moderator
Adam Sieminski, President, KAPSARC

11:33

Introduction of the CCE approach in the context of G20 aspirations
Fareed Asaly, G20 Energy Sustainability Working Group (ESWG) Chairman, Ministry of Energy, Saudi Arabia G20 Presidency

11:40

CCE Guide Overview
Eric Williams, Senior Analyst, KAPSARC

11:47

Guiding actions towards a Circular Carbon Economy in Energy Efficiency, CCUS, Hydrogen
Dave Turk, Deputy Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)

11:55

Guiding actions towards a Circular Carbon Economy in Renewable Energy and Bio-economy
Dolf Gielen, Director, Innovation and Technology Center, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

12:03

Policy frameworks to support CCE
Andrew Prag, Senior Analyst, OECD

12:09

National perspective on the CCE approach
Fahad AlAjlan, Acting Director for Hydrocarbon Sustainability Program, Ministry of Energy, Saudi Arabia

12:17

How multilateral collaboration can accelerate technology development and deployment to achieve a Circular Carbon Economy.
Christof van Agt, Director, Energy Dialogue, International Energy Forum

12:22

How multilateral collaboration can accelerate technology development and deployment to achieve a Circular Carbon Economy.
Jennie Dodson, Head of Secretariat, Mission Innovation

12:27

How multilateral collaboration can accelerate technology development and deployment to achieve a Circular Carbon Economy.

Dan Dorner, Head of Secretariat, Clean Energy Ministerial

12:33

Moderated Q and A session
Moderated by Adam Sieminski, KAPSARC

12:43

Closing remarks
Adam Sieminski , KAPSARC

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