DHR’s Sustainable Infrastructure & Energy Practice (SIEP) supports private, public, and non-governmental organizations in their pursuit of COP28 goals. SIEP will be posting insights and reactions from key participants, before, during and after the event; as well as articles around the topics being discussed amongst the 197 member parties.
Opening Day: COP28 Predictions
On the opening day of COP28, Jennifer Skylakos from DHR interviewed Sir Alok Sharma, President for COP26 in Glasgow. In this interview, Sir Sharma shares his insights on the impact of COP26 and what we can look forward to seeing as potential outcomes from the current session in Dubai.
The Role of Private Capitalism Catalyzing the Energy Transition
With COP28 well underway, Neil Brown, Head of Capital Formation at Low Carbon, shares his views on the key role that institutional investors and sustainable energy funds play in bringing scale, commitment and operational expertise to energy transition.
The Decarbonization Journey of a National Oil and Gas Company
COP28 Speaker and Moderator, Rikard Scoufias, Non-Executive Chairman of the Hellenic Hydrocarbons and Energy Resources, discusses how a decarbonization journey and the transition into an energy resources company launched several national programs for renewables, offshore wind, and carbon capture that have been hailed by renewables organizations as some of the “best in Europe”.
Private Investment in Food Systems and Agriculture and the Effect on Climate Change and Food Security
The global food demand will increase 60% by 2050 and those demands have to be met but it won’t be easy. Mumtaz Kazmi, Founder of Nutrire Capital, discusses the need for private capital investment in the food and agriculture industry across multiple sub-sectors and the value chain.
U.S. Congress Sends Record Number of Delegates to COP28
At this year’s COP, the U.S. Government sent three bipartisan congressional delegations totaling nearly 20 members across both parties from the House and Senate, and the Republican-led House Energy & Commerce committee sponsored one of the bipartisan delegations. Carla Tully, a Board Member of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum (CRES), shares her perspective on the delegations’ objectives and some of the critical outcomes of this historic event.