How Will the Climate Crisis Transform the Middle East?

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Date and time: October 28, 2020, 8:25 Israel Daylight Time (UTC+3)

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A shift to renewable energy will re-shape global geopolitics – but how?

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Covid-19 accelerated the transition to renewable energy as well as reducing the demand for, and price of, oil. Join James Harding, co-founder of Tortoise, with Dan Rabinowitz, author of The Power of Deserts, and other special guests to explore what such a shift in the market for global energy means for the geopolitics of the Persian Gulf, and indeed the world?

Editor: James Harding, Editor and Co-founder , Tortoise.

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Our invited experts include:

  • Dan Rabinowitz is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Tel Aviv University.
  • Tim Kruger is CEO of Origen Power, which is developing a process that uses natural gas to generate electricity in a way that removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Tim is also a James Martin Fellow at the University of Oxford, is a co-author of The Oxford Principles a draft code of conduct for geoengineering research. It calls for geoengineering to be regulated as a public good, for public participation in decision-making and for disclosure of research and open publication of results.

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