The Geopolitics of
the Energy Transformation

The Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Forum is the go-to conference on the geopolitics of the energy transformation, where energy and foreign policy leaders come together to set the energy agenda for the year and examine the longer-term geopolitical and geo-economic implications of the changing energy system.

The 2020 iteration of the forum will focus on three key themes: the role of the oil and gas industry in the energy transition, financing the future of energy, and interconnections in a new era of geopolitics. The forum’s regional footprint will also expand to emphasize increasing energy demand in South and Southeast Asia.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, the forum is held in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry, ADNOC, and Mubadala, and is part of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.

2020 Global Energy Forum partners

By partnering with the Global Energy Forum, companies play a crucial role in addressing the energy, political, and economic security challenges of a world in transition.

Presenting partners

Mubadala
ADNOC
Masdar

Platinum co-chair

Crescent Petroleum

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Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Forum to be Held in Abu Dhabi on January 10-12, 2020

Industry leaders and policymakers to focus on role of oil and gas in energy transition and on future of energy in a new era of geopolitics Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 18, 2019 – The fourth annual Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum will be held in Abu Dhabi on January 10-12, 2020, again kicking off Abu […]

Press Release by Atlantic Council

Energy & Environment

Fri, Jan 18, 2019

Energizing conversations on oil at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi

A look back at the highlights from the Global Energy Forum.

Global Energy Forum by David A. Wemer

Energy Markets & Governance Geopolitics & Energy Security

Sun, Jan 13, 2019

OPEC production cuts defended

OPEC’s secretary general and its former president on January 13 defended the group’s decision to cut oil production by 1.2 million barrels per day from criticism that the cut is insufficient to address the slowdown in the market.

Global Energy Forum by Ashish Kumar Sen

Oil and Gas

Sun, Jan 13, 2019

Can the US shale revolution maintain its momentum?

The key to extending the rapid growth of US shale will be harnessing new technologies to make harder-to-reach shale deposits more accessible and raising the success rate of shale recovery.

Global Energy Forum by David A. Wemer

Oil and Gas

Sun, Jan 13, 2019

Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum 2019 Highlights the Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation

Abu Dhabi – The third-annual Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum concluded today in Abu Dhabi. As part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, the Forum convened regional and global policymakers and industry leaders to discuss the geopolitical and economic impact on the energy agenda. This year’s Forum focused on four major themes: the future of oil, […]

Global Energy Forum by Atlantic Council

Sun, Jan 13, 2019

Taking stock of energy security risks in the twenty-first century

Energy transitions around the world have been fueled in large part by concerns about the dire consequences of climate change.

Global Energy Forum by Ashish Kumar Sen

Climate Change & Climate Action Geopolitics & Energy Security

Sun, Jan 13, 2019

Can China’s Belt and Road Initiative build growth and stay green?

Despite the value of BRI in jumpstarting much-needed infrastructure spending in Asia, the project has significant implications for the global fight against climate change.

Global Energy Forum by David A. Wemer

China Energy Markets & Governance

Sun, Jan 13, 2019

Taking the carbon out of climate change

Decarbonization can be achieved by increasing the share of low-carbon energy sources, such as renewables and nuclear energy, and capping greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel power stations through carbon capture and storage (CCS) devices.

Global Energy Forum by Ashish Kumar Sen

Energy Transitions Renewables & Advanced Energy

Sun, Jan 13, 2019

Atlantic Council 2019 Global Energy Forum Day Two

Atlantic Council 2019 Global Energy Forum An Update on Saudi Vision 2030 & the Oil Market Speaker: H.E. Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Moderator: Frederick Kempe, President and CEO, Atlantic Council   Location:  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Sun, Jan 13, 2019

Saudi Minister says oil market volatility ‘unjustified’

"I remain convinced that we are on the right track and that the oil market will quickly return to balance," Khalid Al-Falih said.

Global Energy Forum by David A. Wemer

Oil and Gas Saudi Arabia