Tag: GCC

    GCC – United Kingdom Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, 20 December 2021: joint communiqué
    22 Dec 2021

    The Rt. Hon Liz Truss MP, Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland met Foreign Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states and the Secretary-General of the GCC at Chevening on 20 December. They published a joint communiqué. Foreign Ministers from the Gulf Cooperation Council and the UK […]

    Climate change leads to challenges for Gulf states
    21 Dec 2021

    Gulf state leaders at the GCC summit in Riyadh last week pushed for greater cooperation and unity among Arab nations. There is a clear understanding that in today’s climate, with economic challenges from COVID-19 and changes to global oil usage, they must pull together to fully utilize the strength of the GCC and all it […]

    GCC countries need to identify consumers for big green energy investments: Indian oil minister
    02 Dec 2021

    The world is still going to “need large amounts of fossil fuels” for a while yet, the minister added. Countries in the Arabian Gulf have made big bets on green energy, but India’s oil minister says questions still need to asked as to who the consumer will be, Oil and gas Middle East states. “GCC […]

    Bahrain oil minister participates in AGSIW’s Petro Diplomacy conference
    25 Oct 2021

    Oil Minister, Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, participated on October 20 in the seventh edition of the “Petro Diplomacy” conference, held virtually, under the theme “Gulf Countries in a Net-Zero World,” BNA reports. Held annually by the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW), the Petro Diplomacy conference is a signature event that brings […]

    Bahrain participates in CMEC discussion on Middle East challenges, opportunities
    19 Oct 2021

    Bahrain’s Ambassador to the UK Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa participated in a conference organized by the Conservative Party Council for Middle East Affairs (CMEC), BNA reports. The “Global Britain and the Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities” conference was held on the sidelines of the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. The conference, moderated by […]

    Gulf states show ‘limited’ progress kicking oil & gas dependency
    18 Oct 2021

    The latest report from credit ratings agency Moody’s found that despite ambitions to diversify Gulf economies away from fossil fuels, the results have been ‘limited’ and efforts will be constrained by lower oil prices, Al Jazeera states. The clock is ticking for Gulf economies to end their overreliance on fossil fuels, as more countries around […]

    GCC needs to prepare for world dominated by clean energy
    07 Oct 2021

    Since its establishment in 1961, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has faced many challenges. These challenges ranged from the abduction of one of its ministers, wars in member countries, and international sanctions targeting oil exports to threats and international political pressure to force the organization to change its production policy and lower oil […]

    As GCC turns 40, all eyes on the post-oil era

    The GCC alliance hopes for greater future economic growth in the Gulf. “The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has proven all skeptics wrong from day one until today,” Emirati political scientist Abdulkhaleq Abdulla told Al-Monitor. Forty years after the rulers of the six Gulf Arab states met on May 25, 1981, at the InterContinental Abu Dhabi […]

    Benefits of a competitive GCC in the post-oil era

    The sooner each GCC country defines their specialised positions, the sooner they will be able to seize the opportunities of the new post-oil era. This is what Noha Al Dhahri, consultant from OCO Global, states in the Arabian Business article. As crude oil prices decreased in mid-2014, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) awoke to the […]

    Opinion: why climate change should be a top priority for Qatar and GCC region
    01 Aug 2021

    While awareness has increased and steps have been taken to tackle climate change in Qatar and the GCC region, more needs to be done now, Neeshad Shafi states. The author is an environmentalist, speaker, and policy-oriented social change advocates, best known for his work on environmental and climate change policy in the Gulf and the […]