The recent G20 energy ministers’ meeting, organized and held under the Saudi Arabia G20 presidency, commended King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center’s (KAPSARC) role in presenting the CCE (Circular Carbon Economy) Guide in collaboration with several international organizations.
“We acknowledge the work led by the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center and the valuable contributions from the various international organizations (International Energy Agency, the International Renewable Energy Agency, the Nuclear Energy Agency, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the Global CCE Institute), which spelled out the various opportunities offered by the CCE approach and its 4Rs as indicated in the ‘CCE Guide’ that could be considered in accordance with national circumstances,” the seventh item of the G20 energy ministers’ communiqué said.
KAPSARC’s president, Adam Sieminski, praised the communiqué, which acknowledged the work led by the center’s experts to demonstrate the CCE framework and its 4Rs, in collaboration with the five international organizations.
He also said that in spite of the pandemic, KAPSARC and its partners managed to present the guide, which reflects the vital role of Saudi Arabia in addressing the new vision as part of its leadership in the coming G20 summit in November.
“The CCE initiative is a comprehensive approach to transitioning toward more comprehensive, resilient, sustainable, and climate-friendly energy systems,” Sieminski said.
KAPSARC recently launched a dedicated website (www.cceguide.org) for the CCE Guide. Eric Williams, senior adviser and research fellow at KAPSARC, said: “The website not only hosts the CCE Guide but will serve as a global knowledge hub for circular carbon economy.”