UAE Energy Diplomacy and the Global South

22 October, 2018

The Stimson Center, Washington, DC

Past Event


TRENDS Research & Advisory and The Stimson Center have collaborated to produce a report exploring the UAE’s experiences and identifying specific and concrete initiatives that the UAE could integrate into its global engagement strategy on sustainable development. We invite you to join us for the US launch of this publication and a discussion on opportunities for South-South cooperation on energy issues around the world.

Global energy demand is surging. Handled poorly, this demand will accelerate climate change and threaten the water security, food security, and well-being of billions of people around the world. There is a real need for countries with experience handling the transition to clean and sustainable energy sources to share their expertise with developing countries. With proper support, these countries in the Global South—many of which are still in the early stages of building out their energy sector — have an opportunity to take a different path. The United Arab Emirates has emerged as a clear leader on sustainable development in the MENA region, and its extensive experience and breakthroughs working on clean energy have produced clear lessons for other developing countries around the world to learn from and emulate.


Brian Finlay, CEO of the Stimson Center.
Courtney Weatherby, Research Analyst at the Energy, Water, & Sustainability Program at The Stimson Center
Brian Eyler, Director of the Energy, Water, & Sustainability Program at the Stimson Center
Dr. Richard Burchill, Director of Research and Engagement, TRENDS Research & Advisory

For more information, please visit, or contact, Dr. Richard Burchill, Director of Research and Engagement, TRENDS Research & Advisory, [email protected].

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Event Videos

2018 TRENDS UAE Energy Highlights