Climate Under Threat


In an ever-connected world, climate change is a collective threat requiring global solutions.

Among the most climate-vulnerable parts of the world, The Middle East faces desertification, water shortages and rising temperatures. Countries in the region that have traditionally relied on an economy supported by oil are exploring post-carbon technologies and diversification of industries.

What is the future of renewables in the Middle East, and how do these economies reduce greenhouse gas emissions? How is the region addressing overall impact on the environment? What are the implications of climate change on security and instability in the region, and why should Americans care?

In part four of our Aspiration & Resilience series, The Hill will convene government leaders and experts from the US and the Middle East to discuss the environment, energy and global cooperation.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

1:30 PM ET / 10:30 AM PT



  • Inger Andersen, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations; Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme
  • Sarah El Battouty, Non-Resident Scholar, Middle East Institute
  • Maayan Berkovits, Green Course, Israel
  • Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Member, Energy & Commerce Committee
  • Jennifer T. Gordon. Managing Editor and Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center. Atlantic Council
  • Hana Al Hashimi, Acting Head, The International Organizations Section, Office of the UAE Climate Envoy
  • Majid Al Nuaimi, Head of Strategy & Business Development, Bee’ah, UAE
  • Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Member, Committee on Environment and Public Works


  • Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large, The Hill


Questions for our speakers? Join the conversation using @TheHillEvents and #TheHillClimate.


Underwriter: Embassy of the United Arab Emirates