Meridian Global Dialogue Series: Global Energy Diplomacy

Meridian’s Global Dialogue Series, Global Energy Diplomacy, Member’s Room, Library of Congress, September 29, 2021. Photo by Stephen Bobb.

In the global transition from traditional to renewable energies, each country is faced with their own unique reality. For many developing nations, natural gas is a vital tool to efficiently lift communities out of poverty and some will depend on it as a key fuel source through 2050 to ensure economic stability. How can the global community reach necessary world climate goals, while also taking the natural gas needs of nations into account?

On September 29, 202, Meridian brought together 12 Chiefs of Mission from 5 global regions, along with 7 members of Congress for a morning discussion on global energy diplomacy at the Library of Congress. The meeting was hosted by Meridian President and CEO Ambassador Stuart Holliday and featured keynote speaker, Mr. Charif Souki, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Tellurian. The conversation revolved around the importance of international diplomacy in addressing the climate challenge while taking into consideration the world’s increased energy needs. Participants brought their unique perspectives on balancing energy security, economic development, and climate change.

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Meridian Global Dialogue Series: Global Energy Diplomacy | September 2021
Number of Attendees: 21
Regions: Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Near East and North Africa, Western Hemisphere
Countries: Argentina, Bolivia, New Zealand, France, Mauritania, Chad, Norway, Ukraine, Oman, Iraq, Kazakhstan
Impact Areas: Business and Trade, Energy and the Environment, Foreign Policy
Program Areas: Diplomatic Engagement
Partners: Diplomatic Corps, Public Sector