Janet Rogan, COP26 Regional Ambassador for the Middle East and Africa
With COP26 taking place in November, 2021 has seen the Middle East enter a new era of climate diplomacy. The UAE, Bahrain, and Qatar have, for the first-time ever, appointed climate change envoys, and Saudi Arabia has launched an ambitious ‘Middle East Green Initiative’ to reduce carbon emissions in the region by 60 per cent by 2030. In April 2021, the UAE hosted the Regional Dialogue for Climate Action summit, with leaders from across the MENA region attending.
However, the Middle East remains heavily reliant on the export of fossil fuels, and despite concrete steps taken towards economic diversification, the region’s economies will continue to rely on hydrocarbons to meet their revenue targets for the foreseeable future.
To find out more about the Middle East’s efforts to tackle climate change, Asia House will welcome Janet Rogan, COP26 Regional Ambassador for the Middle East and Africa, who will brief Corporate Members on 15 September. Speaking less than two months away from the Glasgow summit, Rogan will explore the Middle East’s engagement on tackling climate change and discuss her work liaising with the region’s economies to achieve the UK’s COP26 objectives.
Janet Rogan joined the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office in 1986. She has served in Asia, the Balkans, the Middle East, and Africa.
the briefing is held as part of the Asia House COP26 Programme – a series of briefings, events and research exploring the policy response to climate change ahead of the November summit.
This briefing is held exclusively for Asia House Corporate Members. To register interest in joining the briefing, please email Edward Danks: firstname.lastname@example.org
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