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      Global Peak Water Limit of Future Groundwater Withdrawals
      Climate Change Policies and Governance

      Global Peak Water Limit of Future Groundwater Withdrawals

      Nature Sustainability

      Over the past 50 years, humans have extracted the Earth’s groundwater stocks at a steep rate, largely to fuel the irrigated green revolution of global agro-economic development. Given society’s growing reliance on groundwater, we explore `peak water limits’ to investigate…

      Mohamad Hejazi

      2024
      Achieving Net-Zero GHG Emissions of Saudi Arabia by 2060: The Transformation of the Building Sector
      Climate Change Policies and Governance

      Achieving Net-Zero GHG Emissions of Saudi Arabia by 2060: The Transformation of the Building Sector

      Puneet Kamboj, Mohamad Hejazi, Fateh Belaïd, Mohammad Aldubyan, Yang Qiu, Page Kyle, Gokul Iyer

      In this paper, an economy-wide, net-zero pathway that enables Saudi Arabia to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2060 is investigated, with a specific focus on the critical role played by the building sector. An exploration is undertaken of the…

      Puneet Kamboj Puneet Kamboj
      Mohamad Hejazi Hejazi, Mohamad
      Fateh Belaïd Belaïd, Fateh
      Mohammad Aldubyan Aldubyan, Mohammad
      Yang Qiu Yang Qiu
      Page Kyle Page Kyle
      Gokul Iyer Gokul Iyer
      25 March 2024
      Saudi Arabia Net-Zero GHG Emissions by 2060: Transformation of the Transport Sector
      Climate Change Policies and Governance

      Saudi Arabia Net-Zero GHG Emissions by 2060: Transformation of the Transport Sector

      Puneet Kamboj, Mohamad Hejazi, Yang Qiu, Page Kyle, Gokul Iyer

      Decarbonizing the transport sector will likely play a crucial role for Saudi Arabia in fulfilling its target of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2060. While clear and immediate low-carbon or zero-carbon alternatives exist in some sectors, the transport…

      Puneet Kamboj Puneet Kamboj
      Mohamad Hejazi Hejazi, Mohamad
      Yang Qiu Yang Qiu
      Page Kyle Page Kyle
      Gokul Iyer Gokul Iyer
      22 January 2024
      Role Of LPG In Enabling A Just And Inclusive Energy Transition In Africa And The Arab Region
      Regional Energy Markets

      Role Of LPG In Enabling A Just And Inclusive Energy Transition In Africa And The Arab Region

      Fateh Belaïd, Aayushi Awasthy, Mohamad Hejazi, Radia Sedaoui, Mustafa Ansari, Sean Ratka

      Globally, 2.3 billion people still lack access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking (CFTs) today, with an overwhelming majority residing in rural areas. Without a dramatic increase in investment and action for scalable solutions, 1.9 billion people will remain…

      Fateh Belaïd Belaïd, Fateh
      Aayushi Awasthy Aayushi Awasthy
      Mohamad Hejazi Hejazi, Mohamad
      Radia Sedaoui Radia Sedaoui
      Mustafa Ansari Mustafa Ansari
      Sean Ratka Sean Ratka
      14 December 2023
      Saudi Arabia Net Zero GHG Emissions by 2060: Transformation of the Electricity Sector
      Climate Change Policies and Governance

      Saudi Arabia Net Zero GHG Emissions by 2060: Transformation of the Electricity Sector

      Puneet Kamboj, Mohamad Hejazi, Khalid Alhadhrami, Yang Qiu, Page Kyle, Gokul Iyer

      Under its Vision 2030 targets, Saudi Arabia is working to steer the nation toward a sustainable future. The Kingdom has recently amplified its sustainability goals, announcing its intention to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2060. As part…

      Puneet Kamboj Puneet Kamboj
      Mohamad Hejazi Hejazi, Mohamad
      Khalid Alhadhrami Alhadhrami, Khalid
      Yang Qiu Yang Qiu
      Page Kyle Page Kyle
      Gokul Iyer Gokul Iyer
      5 December 2023
      Long-Term Decarbonization Pathway for Saudi Arabia To Reach Net Zero GHG Emissions by 2060
      Climate Change Policies and Governance

      Long-Term Decarbonization Pathway for Saudi Arabia To Reach Net Zero GHG Emissions by 2060

      Puneet Kamboj, Mohamad Hejazi, Yang Qiu, Page Kyle, Gokul Iyer

      Saudi Arabia is a signatory to the 2015 Paris Agreement. It has updated its nationally determined contributions commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 278 Mt of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2 eq) by 2030. In the lead-up to COP…

      Puneet Kamboj Puneet Kamboj
      Mohamad Hejazi Hejazi, Mohamad
      Yang Qiu Yang Qiu
      Page Kyle Page Kyle
      Gokul Iyer Gokul Iyer
      29 November 2023
      Implications of Climate Policy on Energy Poverty
      Climate Change Policies and Governance

      Implications of Climate Policy on Energy Poverty

      Fateh Belaïd, Mohamad Hejazi, Puneet Kamboj, Fatih Yılmaz

      This article examines the complex issue of energy poverty and its various dimensions, including energy access and affordability. It explores the challenges of addressing energy poverty and the trade-offs that may exist between energy poverty and climate change policy.

      Fateh Belaïd Belaïd, Fateh
      Mohamad Hejazi Hejazi, Mohamad
      Puneet Kamboj Puneet Kamboj
      Fatih Yılmaz Yılmaz, Fatih
      13 November 2023
      Climate Futures Report

      Climate Futures Report

      Mohamad Hejazi

      Saudi Arabia, a country characterized by its vast deserts, unique geographical features, and rich cultural heritage, stands at the precipice of a transformative challenge: adapting to the impacts of a rapidly changing climate. As global temperatures continue to rise due…

      Mohamad Hejazi Hejazi, Mohamad
      1 November 2023
      Chapter 7. Energy and Industry

      Chapter 7. Energy and Industry

      Mohamad Hejazi

      This chapter examines the potential impacts of climate change on Saudi Arabia’s energy sector under a 3-degree world, with a focus on domestic energy infrastructure and its related economic and productivity impacts. Given that studies assessing such aspects are lacking,…

      Mohamad Hejazi Hejazi, Mohamad
      1 November 2023
      3-Degrees Warmer World

      3-Degrees Warmer World

      Mohamad Hejazi

      This is the intro chapter in a report that KAPSARC/I are publishing in collaboration with KAUST and AEON Startegy. The chapter sets the stage for the report, which will present a broad perspective on the implications of a 3°C warmer…

      Mohamad Hejazi Hejazi, Mohamad
      1 November 2023
      Closing the Investment Gap to Achieve Paris Agreement Goals
      Regional Energy Markets

      Closing the Investment Gap to Achieve Paris Agreement Goals

      Fatih Yılmaz, Fahad A. Alswaina, Fateh Belaïd, Mohamad Hejazi, Mari Luomi, Salaheddine Soummane

      This study aims to assess the alignment of global sustainable financial flows with transition investment priorities. First, we identify investment gaps based on the difference between the required annual investment to meet global net-zero emissions (NZE) targets and current investment…

      Fatih Yılmaz Yılmaz, Fatih
      Fahad A. Alswaina Fahad A. Alswaina
      Fateh Belaïd Belaïd, Fateh
      Mohamad Hejazi Hejazi, Mohamad
      Mari Luomi Luomi, Mari
      Salaheddine Soummane Soummane, Salaheddine
      09 October 2023