Net Zero Emission and Transition Towards Climate-Neutral Economies: The Role of Higher Education and Saudi Vision 2030

Time Session Speaker
12:00-12:05 Introduction and welcome Dr. Ahmed S. Yamani
University President, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia
12:05-12:15 Keynote address ‘Higher education, sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals – a call to action.’ Professor Wendy M. Purcell
Harvard University, United States
12:15-12:25 Introducing the Race to Zero for Universities and Colleges Ms. Fiona Goodwin
Deputy CEO, EAUC & Secretariat for the Race to Zero for Universities and Colleges
12:25-13:05 Panel Session
NET ZERO EMISSION AND TRANSITION TOWARDS CLIMATE-NEUTRAL ECONOMIES: THE ROLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND SAUDI VISION 2030
Chaired by
Professor Mohammad Nurunnabi
FAIA(Acad), SFHEA, FRSA, CMBE, CMA, FFA, FIPA, CPA Aide to the President and Chair in Accounting, Prince Sultan University

Panel Discussants:
Professor Wendy Purcell
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, United States

Professor Nora Colton
Inaugural Director of the UCL Global Business School for Health (GBSH), University College London (UCL), United Kingdom

Ms. Henrietta Trippett
Policy Advisor Climate Change - Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ms. Moekti Handajani Soejachmoen
Co-Founder & Executive Director, Indonesia Research Institute for Decarbonization (IRID); Lead Co-chair – Task Force 3, T20 Indonesia 2022

Mr. Iain Patton
CEO, EAUC -The Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education, United Kingdom

Mr. Ramiro Fernandez
Director, Climate Champions Team, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Mr. Tarek Alkhoury
Resource Efficiency Regional Coordinator – UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme)-West Asia Office, Bahrain

Mr. Duncan Ross
Chief Data Officer, THE (Times Higher Education), United Kingdom
13:05-13:10 Prince Sultan University Net-Zero Plan Professor Mohammad Nurunnabi
FAIA(Acad), SFHEA, FRSA, CMBE, CMA, FFA, FIPA, CPA Aide to the President and Chair in Accounting, Prince Sultan University
13:10-13:15 Closing remarks Dr. Ahmed S. Yamani
University President, Prince Sultan University
Net Zero Emission and Transition Towards Climate-Neutral Economies: The Role of Higher Education and Saudi Vision 2030

Venue: Virtual (Zoom)

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85842704594?pwd=dTVDeTlhSkxlak4ranJaUjVpRFFGdz09

Net Zero Emission and Transition Towards Climate-Neutral Economies: The Role of Higher Education and Saudi Vision 2030