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The Gulf Studies Center at the College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to invite you to attend the webinar titled - Climate Change and the GCC - Economic and Environmental Impact | Qatar University

The Gulf Studies Center at the College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to invite you to attend the webinar titled - Climate Change and the GCC - Economic and Environmental Impact

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Organizer Gulf Studies Center
College Qatar University
Event Type Seminar
Date March 02, 2021
Time 17:00 - 19:00
Venue - WebEx
Phone Nourhan Adel Bulble - 66662184
Email nourhan.bulble@qu.edu.qa

Climate change will affect the economy and environment of the GCC countries in several ways over the coming decades. First, countries that currently consume hydrocarbons exported by GCC countries will, as part of their efforts to switch to renewable energy, buy less oil and gas. This will reduce the revenues available to GCC governments. Second, climate change will bring higher temperatures and a rise in sea-level to the Gulf. Higher temperatures will necessitate the use of more energy for air-conditioning and will also put GCC residents at risk if there are failures in electricity supply, as summer temperatures will be "unliveable" without air conditioning, particularly for the more vulnerable. Adapting to sea-level rise will require large sums to be spent on protecting or moving/rebuilding infrastructure in coastal areas. Third, there will be severe environmental damage, because of factors such as the rise in sea temperatures and more frequent and more severe dust storms. Under these circumstances, it is vitally important to understand how GCC countries can respond to these challenges?

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Event Number: 121 726 8544 | Password: gsc2021