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      Efficiency in Motion: The Potential of the Newly Launched Bus System in Riyadh
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Efficiency in Motion: The Potential of the Newly Launched Bus System in Riyadh

      Lama Yaseen, Nourah Al Hosain

      Public transportation is an essential component of a functional, well-planned transportation system. It provides a cost-effective, convenient mode of commuting within a city, especially in densely populated cities such as Riyadh. Riyadh, which has the highest level of traffic congestion…

      Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama
      Nourah Al Hosain Al Hosain, Nourah
      10 March 2024
      Urban Transportation Challenges in Saudi Arabia: Micromobility as a Solution to First and Last Mile
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      Urban Transportation Challenges in Saudi Arabia: Micromobility as a Solution to First and Last Mile

      Lama Yaseen, Nourah Al Hosain, Ibrahem Shatnawi

      The transportation sector plays a significant role in global carbon emissions and environmental challenges. On a worldwide scale, the aggregate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributed to transportation amount to approximately 14.3% of total emissions. Notably, road transport emissions made a…

      Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama
      Nourah Al Hosain Al Hosain, Nourah
      Ibrahem Shatnawi Ibrahem Shatnawi
      24 December 2023
      The CO2 Cost of Idling: Road Traffic Congestion Plays a Role
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      The CO2 Cost of Idling: Road Traffic Congestion Plays a Role

      Lama Yaseen

      Road-traffic relief is essential for big cities. It can be achieved by various infrastructure improvements to remove the reliance on motorized vehicles by optimizing different modes of urban mobility.

      Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama
      04 December 2023
      The Race to Offset Emissions from Airlines— How Is It Developing?
      Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

      The Race to Offset Emissions from Airlines— How Is It Developing?

      Nora Nezamuddin, Lama Yaseen

      As a sector, aviation accounts for an estimated 2% of global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, with the International Energy Agency (IEA) indicating that the growth in aviation in the last decade has been faster than that of roads, rail,…

      Nora Nezamuddin Nezamuddin, Nora
      Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama
      3 September 2023
      Impact of Sea-Level Rise and Extreme Events on Infrastructure Development in Global Trade and Logistics Supply Chain

      Impact of Sea-Level Rise and Extreme Events on Infrastructure Development in Global Trade and Logistics Supply Chain

      T20

      The rise in global sea levels and extreme events directly challenge the international freight infrastructure. This is particularly important considering the significance of sea-borne trade in international commerce and that key logistics and trade centers are located near coastal areas.…

      Aris Christodoulou, Athena Roumboutsos, Nora Nezamuddin, Lama Yaseen, Franklin Konuah, Thierry VaneIslander, Christa Sys, Anna Laura Petrucci, Hande Demirel

      2020
      Enhanced Water Security and Energy Access: Key Investments for Subsaharan Africa

      Enhanced Water Security and Energy Access: Key Investments for Subsaharan Africa

      T20

      Investments in energy are urgently needed in Sub-Saharan Africa. Such investments can unlock access to water resources, increase food security, accelerate rural employment, and increase income. To achieve clean energy access and associated water and food security sustainably and equitably,…

      Gabriel Collins, Lama Yaseen, William Brent, Abdulaziz M. Alqarawy, Paul Orengoh, Bridget Scanlon

      2020
      The Economics of Renewable Energy in the Gulf
      Electricity Sector Transitions Regional Energy Markets

      The Economics of Renewable Energy in the Gulf

      Hisham Akhonbay, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Sylvain Côté, Amro Elshurafa, Walid Matar, Shreekar Pradhan, David Wogan, Lama Yaseen

      The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) has been at the epicenter of global energy markets because of its substantial endowment of hydrocarbons. Yet countries in the region have also stated their intent to be global…

      Hisham Akhonbay Akhonbay, Hisham
      Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
      Sylvain Côté Côté, Sylvain
      Amro Elshurafa Elshurafa, Amro
      Walid Matar Matar, Walid
      Shreekar Pradhan Pradhan, Shreekar
      David Wogan Wogan, David
      Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama
      17 October 2018
      Policy Options for Reducing Water for Agriculture in Saudi Arabia
      Energy and Economic Vulnerability

      Policy Options for Reducing Water for Agriculture in Saudi Arabia

      Christopher Napoli, David Wogan, Lama Yaseen

      As populations and economies grow, a megatrend that will increasingly affect both developed and emerging economies is the policy trade-off between managing water resources and achieving food security objectives. This policy trade-off is very relevant in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)…

      Christopher Napoli Napoli, Christopher
      David Wogan Wogan, David
      Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama
      23 January 2018
      Policy Options for Reducing Water for Agriculture in Saudi Arabia
      Energy and Economic Vulnerability

      Policy Options for Reducing Water for Agriculture in Saudi Arabia

      Christopher Napoli, David Wogan, Lama Yaseen

      Saudi Arabia relies almost exclusively on aquifers and desalination to provide its water. Roughly 87 percent of these water extractions are used for agriculture, and so any policy to improve the sustainability of water resources cannot ignore this agriculture dimension.

      Christopher Napoli Napoli, Christopher
      David Wogan Wogan, David
      Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama
      5 March 2016
      Multidimensional Bargaining Using KTAB
      Evaluation of Public Investment Projects Future of Transport and Fuel Demand Regional Energy Markets Climate Change Policies and Governance Future of Global Oil Markets Future of Natural Gas Markets Electricity Sector Transitions Energy and Economic Vulnerability Models, Data and Tools Productivity and Economic Diversification

      Multidimensional Bargaining Using KTAB

      Brian Efird, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Lama Yaseen

      This paper (Multidimensional KTAB) is a technical discussion paper designed as a follow on to An Introduction to the KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis using one-dimensional spatial models (Unidimensional KTAB). It extends the original framework of KTAB to explain the…

      Brian Efird Efird, Brian
      Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
      Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama
      24 December 2015
      Reforming the Role of State-Owned Enterprise in China’s Energy Sector: An Analysis of Collective Decision-Making Processes Using the KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis (KTAB)
      Regional Energy Markets

      Reforming the Role of State-Owned Enterprise in China’s Energy Sector: An Analysis of Collective Decision-Making Processes Using the KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis (KTAB)

      Brian Efird, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Lama Yaseen

      What are the prospects for reform of the Chinese energy sector? This question is the subject of much debate both inside and outside China. Since coming to power in November 2012, China’s new government has issued a series of statements…

      Brian Efird Efird, Brian
      Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
      Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama
      6 July 2015
      An Introduction to the KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis (KTAB)

      An Introduction to the KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis (KTAB)

      Brian Efird, Imtenan Al-Mubarak, Lama Yaseen

      The KAPSARC Toolkit for Behavioral Analysis (KTAB) is freely available, state-of-the-art software that has been designed to enable the rigorous and systematic analysis of collective decision-making processes (CDMPs). KTAB is being designed with three types of users in mind. The…

      Brian Efird Efird, Brian
      Imtenan Al-Mubarak Al-Mubarak, Imtenan
      Lama Yaseen Yaseen, Lama