Global economic activity remains volatile as 2022 commences and many organisations are continuing to adapt to the impact of COVID-19. Despite mobility issues affecting supply chains, energy-related inflation as well as business and consumer confidence trends presenting a headwind to economic growth and recovery, renewable energy sources and initiatives remain competitive. In addition, ESG considerations continue to intensify, and legislative adjustments are set to be made to support climate ambitions.
Our discussion with Dr Carole Nakhle and Christof Ruehl covered:
• Imminent global trends and routes to recovery after the Coronavirus pandemic;
• Inflation and interest rates considering the oil and gas markets as well as evolving energy securities;
• New energy transition requirements considering the geopolitical implications relating to China, stability in Iraq and the Middle, and Russia-Ukraine tensions.
Note – this webinar took place on Wednesday 27 January 2022.
Dr Carole Nakhle
Dr Carole Nakhle is the Founder and CEO of multi-award-winning Crystol Energy, an advisory, research and training company based in London. Dr Nakhle has worked with major energy companies (Eni and Statoil) at the executive level, governments and policymakers (including Special Parliamentary Advisor in the UK), international organisations, academic institutions and specialized think tanks on a global scale. She is active on the Governing Board of the Natural Resource Governance Institute, and Advisory Boards of the Middle East Institute and Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines.
She is also involved in the OECD Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development and has contributed to the development of the organization’s Principles for Durable Extractive Contracts. Dr Nakhle has lectured at leading academic institutions including the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, University of Surrey in the UK, the European University Institute in Italy, Saint Joseph University in Lebanon, the National Defense University in the USA and Nato Strategic Direction South Hub in Naples. She founded ‘Access for Women in Energy’ in 2007, with the aim of supporting the development of women in the energy sector.
Christof is on the Advisory Board for Crystol Energy and is a Senior Scholar at The Center for Global Energy Policy, Columbia University. He was also the Chief Economist at BP, Head of Global Research at ADIA and World Bank Chief Economist for Russia, Brazil among other countries.