Seminars, Webinars, & High-level Events

Joint Webinar to discuss “A Low-Carbon Future for the Middle East and Central Asia: What Are the Options?”

November 6th, 2023


The International Monetary Fund-Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (IMF-CEF) and the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia Department (MCD) held a joint webinar titled "A Low-Carbon Future for the Middle East and Central Asia: What are the Options?" on Monday, November 6, 2023. Mr. Paulo Drummond, Director of the CEF, gave opening remarks and Ms. Hanene Belhaj, Senior Economist at the CEF, moderated the event. The speakers were Mr. Gareth Anderson, Economist at MCD, and Mr. Ling Zhu, Senior Economist at MCD. The presentation was based on a departmental paper with the same title. The presentation began on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the region and then spoke about climate mitigation pledges. The presentation concluded with policy options and trade-offs. The floor then opened for a discussion during the Q&A session with a diverse audience comprised of public sector officials, academics, and representatives of the business community, civil society, and other international organizations. In closing, Ms. Hanene thanked the speakers for sharing their insights on a low carbon future in the region and members of the audience for the lively discussions.


For more details about the webinar, please refer to the following links:

Webinar Recording

PowerPoint Presentation

Departmental Paper