The 2010 Doha Carbon & Energy Forum’s overarching objective was to provide a platform for experts from around the world to discuss and address current and emerging energy and greenhouse gas challenges in Qatar and in the Gulf Region.
The event was designed as an interactive working forum with the active participation of all delegates. Over 150 eminent academic, government and industry experts from all around the world attended the event, as well as similar representatives from Qatar and the surrounding Region. Everyone was keen to share their experiences and views to help a way forward to be found.
After an initial plenary session, three work streams led by Opinion Leader representatives reviewed the subjects of Alternative Energy, Carbon Capture and Energy Efficiency. These streams debated a series of issues and questions, building key viewpoints throughout the forum that were distilled into key outputs that were presented back in plenary to all attendees on the final day.
- Feedback from the delegates showed they had found the event and process extremely helpful and insightful.
- The organisers are now using the outputs to develop an action plan for the Region, which will develop new research, business and consumer applications as well as guidance to governments about how to develop an actionable strategy going forward.
I would like to thank Opinion Leader for developing and delivering a process that engaged all the delegates in debate and allowed the forum to deliver tangible outputs to use in the forward development of this key area for this country and the wider region.
Dr Mark Weichold, Co-Chair of DCEF program Committee