Actions and Detail Panel
The Paris Climate Change Agreement and the GCC: Challenges and Opportunitie...
Tue 25 April 2017, 16:30 – 18:00 BST
The entry of the Paris Agreement into force in November 2016 coincides with the Gulf states’ acceleration of economic diversification strategies driven by the pressure to adjust fiscal deficits as a result of low oil prices. Aisha Al-Sarihi will explain how economic diversification strategies create a window of opportunity for the Gulf countries to progress towards the goals set in the Paris Agreement. Capturing these two challenges in a single policy could bring about ‘win-win’ outcomes that ensure both long-term benefits for climate and development. Using specific examples from Oman and the UAE, Aisha will discuss the drivers of climate change action in the GCC, and potential factors and challenges to including climate change in economic diversification strategies.
Speaker: Aisha Al-Sarihi, LSE
Respondent: Dr Michael Mason, Department of Geography and Environment, LSE