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Energy Security: Challenges and Opportunities in a Lower Carbon Future
The “Energy Security: Challenges and Opportunities in a Lower Carbon Future” conference will address emerging security challenges and opportunities resulting from global efforts to lower CO2 emissions by reducing consumption of high-carbon energy sources.
The link between energy policy and national security is well established, but the specter of climate change has elevated the urgency of this debate and concentrated attention on the international dimension of the energy-security nexus. Current energy debates are animated by a variety of diverse interest groups, intergovernmental organizations, industry leaders, and security experts. Although there is wide consensus among these groups regarding the need to transition to a lower-carbon society, the path of this transition is hotly contested.
“Energy Security: Challenges and Opportunities in a Lower Carbon Future” will bring together prominent academic voices as well as experienced practitioners and policymakers, offering an opportunity to “bridge the gap” between these sectors. Participants in the conference will identify critical issues, challenge competing perspectives, and forge productive long-term, policy-informing partnerships.