Pep-Talk B | The future of energy, the future of global governance?

Pep-Talk B | The future of energy, the future of global governance?

11 March 2016 11:00-12:30 Four Seasons Hotel, Rast Ballroom

A pep-talk is an oppor­tu­ni­ty for a short speech intend­ed to encour­age peo­ple to work hard­er on a cer­tain task. The fol­low­ing ses­sions are intend­ed to provide for sharp, straight­for­ward rec­om­men­da­tions and actions to be dis­cussed with the audi­ence.

In the con­text of grow­ing mul­ti­po­lar­i­sa­tion, what will be the trends on regards to ener­gy secu­ri­ty? With increased ener­gy effi­cien­cy, grow­ing alter­na­tive ener­gy resources and more sup­pli­ers with low­er prices, what will be the bal­ance of pow­er? Will the ener­gy sup­ply issue con­tin­ue to dom­i­nate inter­na­tion­al pol­i­tics?

  1. Is the cur­rent trend for decrease in oil prices announc­ing the end of an era? Are fos­sil fuels reaol­st cnd conenct­ed oth­er as well as with the pri­vate sec­tor in order to encour­age the set-up of “lly obso­lete? Is the world ready to give up on them? If so, why and when? If not, are we head­ing towards a world were fos­sil and next-gen fuels coex­ist?
  2. Why are coun­tries and com­pa­nies still and main­ly invest­ing in fos­sil fuels instead of next-gen fuels? What can be done to reverse that state of affairs? Bat can be done to reverse that state of affairs? a world were fos­sil and next-gen fuels coexist?y whom? What can be learned and trans­posed from the top per­form­ers in eco-friendly ener­gy poli­cies?
  3. What are the main trends in the geopol­i­tics of ener­gy?

What can lead­ers do to slow down ener­gy con­sump­tion world­wide? Can mem­bers of an inter­con­nect­ed world live with low ener­gy con­sump­tion?