Prospects for cooperation in energy transition for a sustainable future: GCC, Turkey, and regional perspectives

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Turkey share mutual challenges posed by climate change while, at the same time, possessing important synergies in the energy sector that deserve further exploration from policymakers and the private sector. With the shared goals of reducing carbon emissions, ensuring energy security, and stimulating economic growth in perspective, TRENDS Research & Advisory and the Atlantic Council in Turkey are proud to present our joint publication on Prospects for Cooperation in Energy Transition for a Sustainable Future: GCC, Turkey, and Regional Perspectives. We hope this publication will contribute to the important discussion of the need for international and regional cooperation to accelerate the adoption of clean energy and address climate change. Our joint publication represents a starting point and roadmap for future cooperation.

Diversifying the energy mix through clean energy enhances energy security for both regions. By reducing reliance on fossil fuels, the GCC and Turkey can shield themselves from geopolitical uncertainties and price fluctuations in the global oil and gas markets. By sharing knowledge and best practices, they can accelerate climate adaptation, making the transition more efficient and costeffective. Collaboration in clean energy projects can also promote regional stability at this critical time of uncertainty by fostering economic ties and mutual interests.