Wednesday, 14. May 2008

Chinese Energy and Climate Security: What are the Impacts? What Cooperative Approaches are Needed?


Date, Time
Wednesday, 14. May 2008, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm In meinem Kalender speichern
The EU Regional Office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation is pleased to continue its series of ‘Böll Lunch Debates’ on the theme of energy security into 2008. This year’s series will include events such as the EU-US energy and climate relationship, the future of renewable energy, as well as Chinese energy policy.

With China’s economy continuing to expand at a significant pace, Chinese policy-makers are aware of the need to secure future energy supplies in order to sustain annual growth. Following on this, China has become an active international actor when it comes to energy, pursuing its interests in energy-rich Central Asia as well as in Africa. On the other hand, China’s tremendous use of coal in feeding its economic boom, has significant climatic effects. In this context, how does China’s quest for energy coupled with its poor climate record impact the energy market and attempts for international climate control? Does it represent a threat to regional and international stability? And last but not least, how can Europe co-operate with China on such matters as climate and energy security?

- Professor Philip Andrews-Speed, Director of the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy
- Antony Froggatt, Associate Fellow, Chatham House

Claude Weinber, Director, EU Regional Office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation