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?