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Joint seminar on Kuwait’s green transition, energy efficiency held

The event, hosted by the Kuwait EPA in collaboration with the EU delegation to Kuwait, provided a platform for insightful discussions aimed at advancing Kuwait’s sustainable initiatives.

  • “The State of Kuwait is seeking ways for mutual cooperation with EU countries, striving diligently to support and develop its strategies in the field of renewable energy, and to enhance energy efficiency in relevant institutions,” said Eng. Samira Mohamad Al-Kandari, the Acting General Manager of the EPA.

  • “The European Union, as a global frontrunner in the green transition, is committed to supporting Kuwait in achieving its 2030 renewable energy targets. This fruitful collaboration aligns with the EU’s strategy towards the Gulf, where strengthening EU-Kuwait cooperation on energy, green transition, and climate change is a top priority,” said H.E. Anne Koistinen, the Ambassador of the EU to Kuwait.

The Kuwait Environment Public Authority (EPA), in collaboration with the European Union (EU) delegation to Kuwait and the EU-GCC Cooperation on Green Transition Project, hosted a seminar titled “Kuwait’s Sustainable Future: Collaborative Solutions for Green Transition, Renewables, and Energy Efficiency” at the EPA premises on June 26.

The event convened esteemed speakers from the EU and Kuwait, alongside participants such as industry experts, policymakers, diplomats, researchers, and business representatives. It provided a platform for insightful discussions on advancing Kuwait’s sustainable initiatives.

During the event, Eng. Samira Mohamad Al-Kandari, Acting General Manager of the EPA, said, “The State of Kuwait is seeking ways for mutual cooperation with EU countries, striving diligently to support and develop its strategies in the field of renewable energy, and to enhance energy efficiency in relevant institutions. This is done while taking into consideration the specific national circumstances of Kuwait, where natural resources and energy sources differ in structure and content from those in the European Union due to geographic location and economic capabilities. Regarding renewable energy investments, Kuwait has its own record in this field through its investment funds. Kuwait also seeks to gain expertise from the European Union in renewable energy through mutual cooperation in capacity building, technology transfer, improving energy efficiency, and using the best practices and available solutions.”

H.E. Anne Koistinen, the Ambassador of the European Union to Kuwait, said during her opening remarks, “The EU, as a global frontrunner in the green transition, is committed to supporting Kuwait in achieving its 2030 renewable energy targets. This fruitful collaboration aligns with the EU’s strategy towards the Gulf, where strengthening EU-Kuwait cooperation on energy, green transition, and climate change is a top priority. It also showcases the EU’s efforts to promote sustainable development and environmental stewardship globally.”

The event allowed the EU and the State of Kuwait to exchange best practices and know-how on topics such as the path to green transition, the integration of renewable energy technologies, better environmental regulation, and strategies for economic diversification through renewable energy and energy efficiency investments.

This initiative supports Kuwait’s vision of achieving its 2030 renewable energy targets as well as Kuwait Vision 2035. The success of this event reinforces the strategic importance of Kuwait-EU relations and sets a positive trajectory for ongoing collaborative efforts aimed at fostering a sustainable future for Kuwait, the European Union, and beyond.






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