EMEA webinar report: “The collapse of the oil market amidst COVID-19 health crisis: A blessing or a curse?” – 21 May 2020

This webinar discussed the evolution of the energy markets amidst COVID-19 in Europe, the socio-economic impacts on MENA and Africa following the unprecedented supply and demand shock, and challenges and opportunities for less polluting and further greening of the global economy to meet the Paris agreement targets. Moderator(s): Prof. Rym Ayadi, President, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) Speaker(s): Raja Almarzoqi, Ph.D Faculty Member, Economics Division, Institute of Diplomatic Studies, member of the Advisory Board of EMEA, the Advisory Committee of the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES) and co-chair T20 Task Force on infrastructure development Houda Allal, General Director, Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie (OME), Paris Radia Sedoui, Chief of Energy, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and President of the Arab Energy Club, Beiru Discussant(s): Ahmed Yousry Ibraheem, Expert, Energy and Climate Action Division, Union for the Mediterranean The webinar was organised by the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA) and took place on Thursday May 21 at 15:00 CET on Zoom.