Deloitte hosts sustainable mobility roundtable during Climate Week

02 October 2023 2 min. read

Hosted in sync with MENA Climate Week 2023, Deloitte is next week hosting a roundtable for leaders operating in the sustainable mobility landscape.

The roundtable will focus on the critical need to accelerate the transformation of MENA’s transportation systems and modes of mobility as part of regional efforts to achieve net-zero.

The session will look at innovation in the MENA region including new technologies and processes, and alternative sources to power low carbon forms of transportation. This will include discussions on electric vehicles, developments in e-fuels and sustainable aviation fuels, the introduction of hydrogen trains, and the building and reimagining of cities around carbon-neutral designs.

Deloitte hosts sustainable mobility roundtable during Climate Week

A high-profile line-up of speakers and panellists have confirmed their attendance. This includes: Abdulla Al Jubran (Executive Vice President at AcwaPower), Ali Rizvi (Head of Program Management for Middle East at Lucid Motors), Karim El Jisr (Executive Director for Sustainability Performance and Accreditation at Red Sea Global), Mohamed Al Ghailani (MENA Regional Lead for Sustainability Policy and Partnerships at Boeing), and Riham El Gizy (CEO of RVCMC).

The session will be moderated by Daniel Gribbin, a Director in Deloitte’s ESG Risk Advisory practice.

Participants to the event include representatives from across the mobility landscape, as well as energy companies, technology providers, and financial institutions – who all play a part in the transition.

According to research from Deloitte, the transport and mobility sector accounts for nearly one quarter of overall global carbon emissions. Contrary to hard-to-abate sectors, a large part of the mobility footprint has the potential to be slashed through cutting-edge innovations and optimal use of networks.

“At Deloitte, we are committed to drive sustainability across all industries, including the future of mobility. We are also always eager to collaborate with other stakeholders to deepen our understanding of today’s challenges in the region and navigate toward a carbon-neutral future. We are happy to host this roundtable discussion as we accelerate the transition towards a net zero tomorrow.”

The roundtable is held on the sidelines of MENA Climate Week 2023, one of the four regional Climate Weeks being held this year ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) in the UAE, which takes place in Dubai from 30 November to 12 December.

MENA Climate Week (October 8-12) is hosted by the government of Saudi Arabia in collaboration with the United Nations and the World Bank.