OPEC Secretary-General participates in Atlantic Council Global Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, 15th January, 2017 (WAM) — OPEC Secretary-General, Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, has attended the flagship Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi, organised by the Atlantic Council in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Energy, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, the Mubadala Development Company and the International Petroleum Investment Company, IPIC.

The event, a high-level policy gathering, provided the opportunity for valuable interactions among oil and energy ministers, major oil companies, qnd leading international organisations in the field of energy, as well as prominent policymaking officials.

The forum, under the title of ‘The Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation’, focused on three key themes: emerging energy market trends in a geopolitical context; the implications of the United States elections for global energy and climate policies; and the breakthrough in energy technologies – the next revolution.

Mr. Barkindo participated in a panel session on the first day of the forum, entitled ‘Oil Market Trajectories: Long-term Investment and Technology Risks’. On the second day, he spoke at a session entitled ‘Post-Elections US Climate and Energy Policies’.

In addition, the OPEC Secretary-General spoke at the Leaders’ Council Closing Reception and Dinner, on the subject of ‘Geopolitical Repercussions of the Energy Transition’, where he spoke about the transition away from energy poverty and towards increased access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all – something that OPEC has always supported.

The Global Energy Forum, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, is part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, an initiative of the Abu Dhabi Government. Hosted by Masdar, it is aimed at encouraging dialogue and action to address some of the globe’s most pressing sustainable development challenges.