Moving the Needle at COP 28 with Saamir Elshihabi

February 20, 2024 Tisha Schuller Running time:
Moving the Needle at COP 28 with Saamir Elshihabi. Image includes headshot.

Tisha Schuller welcomes Saamir Elshihabi, principal lead of energy transition at the UAE Climate Change Special Envoy,to the Energy Thinks podcast. Listeners will hear Saamir’s thoughts on why energy companies are crucial to “moving the needle” when it comes to the energy transition. Saamir also discusses his experience engaging diverse stakeholders surrounding the energy industry, the significance of the Oil and Gas Decarbonization Charter, and how oil and gas companies can future-proof their businesses.

Saamir Elshihabi is the Principal Lead for Energy Transition within the COP 28 Organization in the UAE.  He started this position in December 2022.  He was responsible for engaging with and convening sectoral and policy leaders for the delivery of an actionable and impactful energy transition agenda at the COP 28, held in the United Arab Emirates in November/December 2023. 

Mr. Elshihabi’s career spans a variety of legal and business roles in the energy industry globally, having geographic responsibility in the United States, South America, Middle East and Africa during various parts of his career. 

Mr. Elshihabi holds a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School, New York where he was a James Kent Scholar and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, as well as the recipient of the Parker School Achievement Award for Excellence in International and Comparative Law.  He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and International Business Management from Trinity University, Texas. Mr. Elshihabi was a U.S. Fulbright Fellow to the United Arab Emirates in 1995-1996.

To read the NYT article referenced in the episode check out Their Own Kind of Energy.

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[Interview recorded on January 29, 2024]

Moving the Needle at COP 28 with Saamir Elshihabi

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