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Part 2: Accelerating the Energy Transition

2023 MEA Summit

Part 2: Accelerating the Energy Transition

Friday, December 8, 2023
01:45 PM - 02:45 PM
Abu Dhabi Rosewood - Rosewood A

Growing demand for access to reliable energy sources and the need for climate-related solutions are the two forces shaping today’s energy transition. While many countries around the world are seeking to rapidly transition legacy energy systems towards a lower-carbon output, others face an energy poverty that hinders developmental goals. Against a global backdrop of higher interest rates, managing the investment considerations involved in the energy transition has taken on even greater importance. How can technology and technical expertise be deployed across geographies to solve for challenges of security, access, and affordability? How can capital allocation be accelerated to this end? Join us as we address the fundamental question of how to achieve a more equitable and inclusive energy transition that recognizes communities around the world are starting from vastly different places.

Opening Remarks
Dan Carol
Senior Director, MI Finance, Milken Institute
Suzanne Kianpour
Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Civil Films; Founder and CEO, Helmet to Heels
Fahad Al-Dhubaib
Senior Vice President, Strategy, Sustainability and Risk, Saudi Aramco
Raad Al-Saady
Vice Chairman and Managing Director, ACWA Power
Jason Bordoff
Founding Director, The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA
Matt Harris
Founding Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners
Joseph McMonigle
Secretary General, International Energy Forum
Shannon Miller
CEO and Founder, Mainspring Energy