King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) and the Saudi Association for Energy Economics (Saudi AEE) are pleased to host the 44th IAEE International Conference in Riyadh on February 4-9, 2023.
World energy and environmental challenges have been on the global agenda for decades, but during 2020-2022, COVID-19, the Ukraine crisis and COP26 & 27 highlighted pressing economic, social geopolitical and environmental vulnerabilities facing policymakers and the public. While the world energy system is recovering from the aftermath of the pandemic, responding to climate change, and geopolitical instability, millions of people still lack access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy. The conference will highlight the interdependence of a clean, stable and sustainable energy future trajectory. It will be the first time that the IAEE holds its international conference in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region that, for the past two decades, supplied the world with more than 40% of its oil and gas needs. The region’s hydrocarbons production potential and cost advantage will affect and be affected by the pattern and speed of the global energy transition.
The challenge of achieving climate goals, such as those set forth in the Paris Agreement, will be nearly impossible to reach without pursuing all options to manage GHG emissions from hydrocarbon use. With different national contexts and divergent energy policies and associated costs, there is no single path for an effective energy transition.
The 44th IAEE International Conference will provide an opportunity for government officials, institutional leaders, renowned academics, and corporate leaders to meet, exchange views and address timely and relevant issues of the energy sector.