Climate Change

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In the Gulf, Is Civil Society Fighting for Climate?

Tracking the efforts and successes of civil society elements in underscoring the urgency of addressing climate change will remain a key bellwether for progress on issues relating to global warming, energy transition, and sustainability.

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Conflict and Weak Governance Fuel Yemen’s Environmental Crisis

The absence of a functioning state exacerbates Yemen’s environmental disasters, compounding the humanitarian crisis caused by years of conflict.

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Five Climate Challenges the Gulf States Might Not Have Time to Solve

Whether it is water and food scarcity, migration pressures, or infrastructure damage due to extreme weather events, the pace at which Gulf governments are willing to implement pro-climate policies might not be fast enough to mitigate the most pressing challenges.

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Oman Steps Up Low-Carbon Ambitions

For Oman, the transition to cleaner energy sources is both an imperative and a practical economic path to a more sustainable future.

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Event Report – Petro Diplomacy: The Energy Transition and the Road to COP28

AGSIW's ninth annual Petro Diplomacy conference examined how the Gulf Cooperation Council countries are managing the energy transition and expectations for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP28, in Dubai beginning in November.

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The Rising Energy Demand of AI and Clouds: Unraveling the Environmental Conundrum

A better understanding of the potential impact of AI and clouds on energy consumption will enable informed decisions today regarding investments in energy sources, ensuring adequate supplies to meet the energy needs of the future.

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Gulf Countries Explore Water Solutions to Mitigate Impacts of Climate Change

The wide-ranging effects of water scarcity in the Gulf are likely to get worse without accelerated mitigation and adaptation measures.

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From Sharm el Sheikh to Dubai: What to Expect From the UAE as Host of COP28

COP28 is expected to create momentum for the Gulf states to advance their climate action ambitions and climate policy implementation.

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The Energy Transition and the Road to COP28

The UAE will need to find common ground to make COP28 a success because time and the Middle East’s remaining carbon budget are running out.

Will Gulf Camping Survive the Tourism Boom?

Even as they make heavy investment in tourism projects, including in remote areas, Gulf governments will need to ensure they do not lose sight of a camping tradition that celebrates a shared heritage tied to the region's wild places.

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Through its careful examination of the forces shaping the evolution of Gulf societies and the new generation of emerging leaders, AGSIW facilitates a richer understanding of the role the countries in this key geostrategic region can be expected to play in the 21st century.

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