UN and Gulf Co-operation Council join forces on environmental action

A partnership agreement has been signed between the UN and the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) to address environmental issues facing GCC countries. It will support the implementation of four key priority projects, including the development of standards for the collection and analysis of air quality data, assessment of the state of the environment and guidelines […]

Women in Gulf nations keen on oil and gas careers

A growing number of women in the Gulf Co-operation Countries (GCC) are interested in a career in the oil and gas sector. Around 32% of them have a position within the industry but less than 1% have an executive role, according to Hosnia Hasmin, Vice President of Operations at Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company. She added: […]

Gulf countries could save $87bn with renewable energy

Gulf countries could save up to $87 billion (£59.1bn) from lower gas and oil prices if they achieve their renewable energy targets by 2030. That’s according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) which added the nations could also save 11 million litres of water and 400 billion barrels of oil. If the nations achieve their green […]

‘GCC nations should set green energy targets’

Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) governments can help encourage reliance in renewables by setting specific targets and providing a framework to achieve them. That’s the view of Nina Skero, Economic Adviser at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). She added Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have grown as […]