The energy transition is a pathway into a secure, environmentally-friendly, and economically viable future. Germany has shown brave leadership in digitisation, decentralisation and decarbonisation of its energy sector in the last decade.
In the Arab world, the energy transition is even more challenging due to its rapidly rising consumption, for example due to increased cooling, salt water desalination and transportation demand. Large investments in the expansion of clean generation capacity have to be arranged.
As German stakeholders have already accumulated a lot of experience in this area and since their expertise is in high demand in the Arab world, there is an enormous business potential for companies engaged in the energy sector.
Fruitful collaborations and international cooperation are a strong foundation to tackle challenging situations like the current one together, and are pivotal for joint success in the energy transition.
To further strengthen and expand the promising Arab-German-International business relations in the energy sector, the Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the GIZ, organized the
11th Arab-German Energy Forum
from November 24th-25th, 2020
as a virtual edition.
The 2-day conference brought CEOs, policy makers and industry leaders together, to discuss and explore the challenges and opportunities facing the energy sector in the evolution and transformation to decarbonized energy systems.
The leading questions at the conference were concentrated on:
- How will the regional energy markets migrate swiftly from where they stand today toward a low cost, emission free energy supply, leading to local jobs, prosperity and political stability?
- How can the supply for renewable energies be increased?
- What possibilities does hydrogen offer for the future in the context of renewable energies?
- How can regional relationships in the energy sector be strengthened?
We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 12th Arab-German Energy Forum next year.