The Arab Renewable Energy Commission (AREC) convened its 13th executive office meeting in Amman. The meeting was attended by the representatives from 20 Arab countries.
The meeting focused on exchanging knowledge between Arab countries to leverage the expertise of developed nations in renewable energy, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, smart cities, smart grids and green hydrogen, as per the local reports.
There was a consensus in favour of establishing a regional office for AREC in Syria and assigned Algeria as the host country for the upcoming ninth Arab forum, scheduled for November 5 to November 7, 2024. Besides, the Green Universities Initiative was also launched, and preparations were made for the inaugural Arab solar car race, hosted by the University of Adrar in Algeria.
The need for establishing electric car factory in Jordan and to this end the meeting extended an invitation to Arab investors to consider opening the factories and capitalising on the country’s advantageous investment incentives and strategic location.
It may be noted that Jordan has emerged as a pioneering country in the Middle East having already adopted electric vehicles and developed the necessary infrastructure, including advanced solar-powered charging stations to keep up with the rising global demand for electric cars, according to Petra.
The need to create a specialised network for Arab scientists and researchers to implement a classification system for companies operating in the renewable energy sector in collaboration with both public and private entities across Arab countries.
The meeting emphasised the need to achieve sustainable development goals, invest in Arab universities, and enhance the role of civil society institutions in stimulating citizens and innovators in order to foster economic, agricultural, societal and industrial growth.