This month, the city of Muscat was home to a momentous event, where the Omani company Birba signed a strategic partnership with the Global Carbon Council (GCC) and the Gulf Organisation for Research and Development (GORD), agreeing to work together and put in place the first-ever MENA CCUS forum.
The Omani-based media, events and information agency signed a two-year agreement, promising to work alongside its partner agencies in delivering this landmark forum to the MENA countries.
In an attempt to stimulate action against regional and global climate threats, the event will focus on innovative pathways and technology for carbon capture and utilization.
The forum is set to take place in Le Royal Meridien Hotel in Doha, Qatar, from May 29 – 31. The event itself is designed to bring international communities of specialists together and provide a tribune, where they can share ideas, build knowledge and collaborate to create sustainable industrial solutions for the future.
The agenda will outline a 360 degree view of the carbon dioxide value chain, highlighting technology for capturing, storing, utilizing and permanently eliminating CO2 from the atmosphere.
“Our support in organizing the region’s first CCUS Forum is motivated by our belief that the development and implementation of CCUS technologies will be instrumental and imperative in achieving a carbon-neutral future and ensuring a livable planet for generations to come.
By partnering with Birba, GCC and GORD are steadfast in their commitment to environmental sustainability which we hope to catalyze at the CCUS Forum in May,” said Dr Yousef Alhorr, Founding Chairman of GCC and GORD.
The MENA CCUS Forum will host a series of lectures, discussions, workshops and even field visits to local innovation centers. Registration for the forum is open to anyone who wants to attend and take part in the planning and shaping of solutions, aimed towards a global green economy.