GCC countries strategic options in a global transition to zero-net emissions

Published in Environmental Modelling and Assessement

Using a multi-level perspective approach combined with top-down macroeconomic models, we analyse the situation of the GCC countries in the perspective of a global transition to zero-net emissions before the end of the century. Based on these analyses we propose strategic and political options for th...
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Transition to zero-net emissions for Qatar: A policy based on Hydrogen and CO2 capture & storage development

Publication in Energy Policy

Publication in Energy Policy: A bottom-up technology rich model ETEM-Qatar is used to assess different scenarios for a transition to zero- net emissions in Qatar. The key technologies involved in the transition include electric mobility, hydrogen, carbon capture and storage and direct air capture....
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Oil & Gas Market Scenarios: Prospects for the GCC countries in a “Net Zero by 2050” World


Webinar seeks to explore the following questions facing the GCC: -How credible is the IEA pathway to net zero by 2050 and how will this affect the price and volume outlook for oil and gas exports from the GCC? -By discouraging private sector investments in the oil and gas, are the policies promote...
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Energy Transition and Climate Change, Challenges and Opportunities for the Gulf Region

Key Issues for Long Term Climate Policy Design in GCC Countries

While countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are experiencing rapid economic development, they face many current and potential problems related to sustainability. In the absence of numerous urgent measures, including policy reforms, the populations of these nations are likely to experience...
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Economic Assessment of the Development of CO2 Direct Reduction Technologies in Long-term Climate Strategies of the Gulf Countries

Published in Climatic Change

This paper, co-authored by the whole research team,  evaluates the possible role of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies under an international emissions trading market as a way to mitigate welfare losses for GCC countries.   
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Coupling a Power Dispatch Model with a Wardrop or Mean-Field-Game Equilibrium Model

Published in Dynamic Games and Applications

A paper, co-authored by F. Babonneau and A. Haurie with three other authors, that gives cues on the way to represent the impact of smart grids and smart charging of electric cars on power grid management.
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An Oligopoly Game of CDR Technology Development in a Steady-State Zero-Net Emissions Climate Regime

Published in Environmental Modeling and Assessment

An output of the research done in this project. Co-authored by F. Babonneau, A. Haurie and M. Vielle, with O. Bahn   Springer link
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This policy brief calls on the Group of Twenty (G20) governments to support a wide range of climate change mitigation approaches in hard-to-abate industries. It uses the Circular Carbon Economy framework, proposed by the Saudi G20 presidency, asan essential means to a low-carbon future through coord...
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Fourth International Annual Conference 2019- Geopolitics of the Gulf Energy: Adjusting to a New Global Vista

Key Issues for Long Term Climate Policy Design in Gulf Countries with Focus on Qatar

Prof. Ahmed Badran presented the key issue for Long Term Climate Policy Design in Gulf Countries with Focus on Qatar.  
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How a Climate Agreement Creating an International Carbon Market Could Reduce Stranded Asset Risk in GCC Countries and Qatar in Particular

A publication in IAEE Energy Forum

An output of the research project.  A paper co-authored by the whole research team. In a stream of publications from a recent researchproject at Qatar University1, the economic impact forGCC countries and Qatar in particular, of a worldwidepolicy aiming at achieving a 2°C global warmi...
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Sustainability Summit 2019

Economic assessment of the importance and role of CDR technologies in long-term climate strategies for GCC countries

Maroua Benlahrech presented the paper: Economic assessment of the importance and role of CDR technologies in long-term climate strategies for GCC countries. Read more

Workshop in Doha

14 October 2019

A workshop was held in Doha. It involved stakeholders and several research groups of Qatar U.  
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