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GORD, GCC and Birba set to deliver the inaugural CCUS Forum in MENA

GORD, GCC and Birba set to deliver the inaugural CCUS Forum in MENA

The Gulf Organisation for Research and Development (GORD), the Global Carbon Council (GCC), and Birba –  an Omani events, media and intelligence agency –  have signed a strategic partnership to deliver the inaugural Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) Forum in the MENA region. Scheduled to be hosted at Le Royal Meridien Hotel in Qatar’s Lusail City from 29 – 31 May 2023, the forum will promote CCUS technologies and share how innovation is spearheading global efforts to decarbonize and reverse legacy emissions.

“Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) can play a critical role in addressing the environmental challenges faced by the MENA region, which is heavily reliant on fossil fuels. By capturing and storing carbon dioxide emissions from oil and gas production, CCUS can help minimize the impact of these carbon intensive industries on the environment and support the transition to a more sustainable energy system. Our support in organizing the region’s first CCUS Forum is motivated by our belief that the development and implementation of CCUS technologies will be instrumental and imperative in achieving a carbon-neutral future and ensuring a livable planet for generations to come. By partnering with Birba, GCC and GORD are steadfast in their commitment to environmental sustainability which we hope to catalyze at the CCUS Forum in May,” said Dr. Yousef Alhorr, Founding Chairman of GCC and GORD.

GORD, GCC and Birba set to deliver the inaugural CCUS Forum in MENA

With a line-up of global speakers, masterclasses and a buzzing networking hub, the CCUS Forum will showcase groundbreaking technologies being developed to capture and remove CO2 from the atmosphere, create commercial markets for utilizing the captured CO2, and advance its permanent storage via geological sequestration.

The global shift to energy efficiency and zero-carbon energy is one of the most important industry transformations driving sustainable development strategies around the world. Collaborative efforts to scale up practical decarbonization solutions are opening pathways to meet 2050 emissions targets as well the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

“The first-ever regional CCUS Forum will accelerate the push for decarbonization in the region where economies have traditionally been heavily dependent on the energy sector. CCUS has immense potential to bolster economic diversification and generate new jobs and revenue streams that preserve our planet and facilitate the realization of our global vision, making Birba’s partnership with GCC and GORD all-important to our mission. This forum allows us to collaborate, knowledge-share and build institutional capacity to enable a viable future for the next generation,” said Abdullah Al Harthy, CEO of Birba.

GORD is calling on organisations to play their part in the global solution. Find more information at ccusforum.com or via social media channels @ccusforum. Event Registration is open on the CCUS Forum website.