New International Energy Dynamics and Global Security
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Wed 14.5.2014 at 10:30-12:00
Energy is often neglected as a central element in society, development and security. Each increment in economic development makes humans ever more dependent on supplies of affordable energy, and no factor today is as central to the basic viability and functioning of all aspects of society and the economy as energy. The world is currently witnessing four major shifts in global energy flows: the rise of the developing world as the primary source of demand; the emergence of new sources of supply; the diversification of the primary sources of energy; and the rise of new urgency around energy efficiency. This lecture will examine these dynamics from the point of view of their effect on global security: how established and rising powers are shaping their strategic calculations around the new global energy dynamics.
Antto Vihma, Senior Research Fellow, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs