Innovation is essential to lowering emissions, according to the OPEC Secretary General


The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is committed to providing long-term, secure energy for its Member Countries as well as the world at large and recognizes that technology and innovation are essential to the advancement of cleaner energy futures. OPEC is of the view that innovation is critical to reducing emissions to meet the global goals on climate change.

OPEC Secretary General, Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, emphasized this in his keynote address at a virtual panel titled “Protecting the Planet: Science and Technologies for Sustainable Development” during “The Future of Energy” event, organized by ADNOC-CERAWeek on ‘Envisioning a Sustainable Future’.

Barkindo quoted the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Technology Roadmap, which suggests that the world must reduce emissions by at least 1.1 Gt in 2030 and focus on an accelerated and sustained decarbonization to meet climate goals.

“Leaders in the oil and gas industry need to continue to collaborate and deploy breakthrough technologies. This will allow for the acceleration of the energy mix required for our common mission”, he said.

He highlighted the urgent need for the oil and gas industry to seek out innovative