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OGCI and Student Energy launch a series of Regional Dialogues

SES 2019 Innovation Jam in London
SES 2019 Innovation Jam in London

OGCI is collaborating with Student Energy — a global network of 50,000 youth and sustainable energy students from around 150 countries — on an initiative to hear views from young people around the world on how OGCI member companies and the oil and gas industry can best support the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Youth are welcome to join one or more of the six Regional Dialogues, which aim to foster dialogue between representatives from OGCI and youth, while focusing on issues essential to OGCI’s climate action efforts.

Africa & Middle East: Methane emissions from the oil and gas industry and flaring

Friday, 26 June 2020, 16.00-17.00 Nigeria time (16.00-17.00 BST)

North America: Carbon capture, utilization and storage

Monday, June 29, 2020 at 09.00-10.00 San Francisco time (17.00-18.00 BST)

Latin America: Natural climate solutions and energy efficiency

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 11.00-12.00 Quito time (17.00-18.00 BST)

Europe: Carbon capture, utilization and storage

Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 18.30-19.30 Paris time (17.30-18.30 BST)

Central Asia: Methane emissions from the oil and gas industry and flaring

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, at 19.00-20.00 Istanbul time (17.00-18.00 BST)

South East Asia & Pacific: Decarbonisation of the transport sector

Thursday 16 July 2020, 20.00-21.00 Hong Kong time (13.00-14.00 BST)

The Regional Dialogues are part of the OGCI Student Energy Challenge, which runs from June until the end of 2020. As part of this collaboration, Student Energy selected eight youth leaders from around the world to form a Challenge Team. The team will help facilitate the Regional Dialogues and undertake research on the energy sector, climate change and OGCI efforts. The team will be able to consolidate the conversations and their research into clear recommendations for OGCI and then present them to the OGCI leadership.

This initiative is in response to a suggestion by youth during a dialogue in Sept 2019 that the exchange continue. It also reflects a desire by OGCI member companies to constructively engage stakeholders, including youth, to enhance climate action.

OGCI Challenge Team

Bader Bilgin — Student, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Olubunmi Olajide — Host and Founder, The Energy Talk, Nigeria

Isha KulkarniFellow, Rocky Mountain Institute, India

Filip KoprčinaYouth Delegate, CEM-10/MI-4, Croatia

Kong Wai Cheung — Student, University of Hong Kong, China

Kabir Nadkarni — Research Analyst, ETH Zurich, Canada

Danielle Kehler — Vice Chair, Indigenous Youth Energy Summit, Canada

Eduarda Zoghbi — Student, Columbia University, Brazil

If you have any questions about this initiative, please contact:

Meredith Adler

Executive Director

Student Energy

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