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"EU Global Strategy - Energy and Climate Securities in a Geostrategic Context"

The global energy and climate security outlook is changing based on various developments, including the end of the resource boom, the entry into force of the Paris Agreement, profound technological changes in energy supply and demand (e.g. shale gas and oil, digital revolution, renewables becoming cost competitive), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as gradual adaptation to climate change.


In March 2017, the EU Foreign Affairs Council agreed on strengthening the synergies between the relevant elements of the climate and energy diplomacies as part of the implementation of the EU Global Strategy and established a set of overall climate priorities for 2017.

This conference is organised jointly by the EEAS and three prominent Think Tanks CEPS, IDDRI & IAI. Participants will:

  • Focus on issues such as energy and climate as drivers of conflict and migration and examine how a renewed and integrated EU approach to both energy security and climate security can help reinforce up global security and strengthen European resilience.
  • Discuss the evolving changes, their implications and possible policy options for the EU. In that sense the event could help identify the major security risks and how the EU can best address them.

Special attention will be given to energy security and the security implications of climate change in light of the objective of ensuring a resilient European Union, as outlined in the EU Global Strategy.




Christian Leffler
Deputy Secretary General,
European External Action Service (EEAS)
Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega
Russia Programme Manager,
International Energy Agency (IEA)
Julijus Grubliauskas
Staff Officer,
Kirsten Westphal
Senior Associate,
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
Monique Pariat
Director General, DG European Civil & Humanitarian Aid,
European Commission
Pascal Delisle
Advisor ,
European External Action Service (EEAS)
Carmen Torres
Policy Officer,
European Centre for Develompent Policy Management (ECDPM)
Aldo Ravazzi Douvan
Chief Economist,
Ministry of Environment – Sogesid T.A., Italy
François Gemenne
Co-Director, Observatory on Climate and Security,
Ministry of Defence, France
Michel Colombier
Scientfic Director,
Institute for Sustainable Development an International Relations (IDDRI)
Nicolo Sartori
Senior Research Fellow,
Instituto Affari Internazionale (IAI)
Roberto Ridolfi
Director, DG DEVCO,
European Commission
Christopher Jones
Deputy Director General, DG Energy,
European Commission
Marc Giacomini
European External Action Service (EEAS)


16 June 2017Friday08:30 - 17:00
Participation in this event is free of charge. Registration is required to participate.
CEPS Conference room
Place du Congres 1
1000 Brussels


Executive Assistant
Associate Senior Research Fellow (non-resident)