KPMG to explore the Decarbonization journey, and the challenges/ opportunities it may present within the Kingdom of Bahrain

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KPMG in Bahrain will host an awareness seminar to explore the decarbonization journey in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the associated role of the business community towards achieving the Kingdom’s energy goals sustainably. Held under the theme “Demystifying the Decarbonization Journey’, the event aims to raise awareness on the implications of climate change, decarbonization and the associated net-zero ambitions that leaders can leverage to stay competitive. 

Bahrain has committed to achieve Net-Zero by 2060, and a 30% reduction through decarbonization and energy efficiency initiatives by 2035. 

The seminar will feature Dr.Charbel Moussa, Partner leading Decarbonization at KPMG in Netherlands as the keynote speaker. With over 15 years of experience in the carbon markets, energy transition strategy and greenhouse gas (GHG) management, with a strong focus on energy-intensive industries, Dr. Moussa has a successful track record of impacting positive change in over 20 countries, working with global and regional business leaders across Europe and the Middle East, offering GHG-related services, reporting framework setup, portfolio scan and assessment, and providing a future outlook of technology scenarios to enhance capacity building. He has also worked collaboratively with several governments and public entities in setting up market infrastructure for carbon certificate trading. 

Jeyapriya Partiban, Partner and Head of Advisory at KPMG in Bahrain, commented on the upcoming event, and said, “While the decarbonization journey may have challenges, it also holds a number of opportunities for organizations across the public and private sector, and civil society. However, this will require the relentless involvement and commitment from organizations and leaders across the marketplace to ensure we can collaboratively realize the national climate change strategy and make a real difference. Our seminar session will be an opportunity for industry leaders to enhance their awareness in terms of how they can take a more holistic approach towards ESG related challenges, while leveraging critical opportunities that can provide a real competitive edge by delivering on clear and tangible outcomes that move towards effective, efficient, and sustainable policies and processes within the organization.”

The event is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 11 January 2023 at the Downtown Rotana Hotel, and will be an opportunity for participants to network and engage with peers within the industry.