The Gulf Eco exhibition will run from January 11 to 13, 2010 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre whilst the Conference will be held on January 12 at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Seeb, Muscat.
In a report titled “Climate Change Update Q2 2009” published by Olswang, a full service law firm based in London, the current global population of 6.7bn is expected to increase to over 9.3bn by 2050. The world, it says, is currently in an energy crisis. Scientists are predicting that existing reserves of coal, oil and natural gas are predicted to run out within the next fifty to seventy years if the rate of fossil fuel consumption demand will increase.
Furthermore, a worst case scenario would inevitably present itself if less economically developed countries started to aspire to US and EU consumption rates, thus potentially reducing the longevity of current reserves to as little as twenty years.
Fossil fuels, which currently provide 95% of the world’s total energy demand, may run out, for most of us, within our lifetime and, as a consequence of rising energy demand and the imminent reductions in reserves, energy prices will also continue to rise significantly, the report said.
The report also cited that the rise in demand for power and natural resources in a period of resource decline has, however, already led to a response from some global organisations who are increasingly linking remuneration and bonus structure to business sustainability performance.
The challenge the planet now faces is the development of alternative energy sources and renewable technology, coupled with a reduction in the current dependence and utilisation of fossil fuelled energy, with the latter being the most feasible and easily implemented short term solution.
With organisations now paying more attention on how to reduce their existing consumption and prevent energy wastage, Oman International Trade and Exhibitions (OITE), the organiser, ensures that the upcoming event is an ideal platform for the environment society to source out environment-friendly products and services on energy reduction, discuss and share insights on the various trends and opportunities.
Key environment leaders and enthusiasts in Oman and around the region are expected to converge during the three day show.
Organised under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs, Gulf Eco 2010 will focus on environment and climate, sustainable water and marine resources, alternative and renewable energy sectors.
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