Mahmoud Abouelnaga

Egypt - Climate Tech / Green Skills / Net Zero

“With two consecutive COPs taking place in the MENA region, Egypt and the UAE have the opportunity to showcase how the COP-moment can accelerate climate action and create a regional roadmap for clean energy transition. The MENA region has never been in a better position to shape the future of climate action and build a pathway for a just energy transition.”


Mahmoud Abouelnaga is a Solutions Fellow at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) in Washington, DC. His work includes research and analysis of energy technologies as well as energy and environmental policies. His work also engages business representatives on clean energy and industrial strategy. He writes and communicates information on the overarching topic of climate and clean energy technologies and related policy issues.

Prior to joining C2ES, Mr. Abouelnaga worked for bioMérieux, a world leader in clinical diagnostics, in their headquarters in France to help develop a risk management system for climate-related risks of their industrial activities. His work focused on three dimensions of climate change management: strategy, risk management, and carbon assessment and reporting with focus on enhancing reporting of Scope 3 GHG emissions. He also co-founded CAREforSeven, an initiative that promotes SDG7; affordable and clean energy by training students to develop solar chargers from E-waste. His prior experience also includes working as a petroleum engineer in Egypt.

Mr. Abouelnaga was part of the inaugural class of Obama Foundation Scholars at Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago where he earned MA in international development and policy and a certificate in energy and environmental policy. He also holds an MS in sustainable energy engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Master’s in environmental management from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, and a BS with honors degree in petroleum engineering from Suez University. He holds an MA in international development and policy from the University of Chicago with a focus on energy and environmental policy. He also holds an MS in sustainable energy engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, an MS in environmental management from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, and a BS with honors degree in petroleum engineering from Suez University.

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