Energy security today and tomorrow

  • DATE / TIME:
    2012•03•22    12:30 - 13:30

    Joint UNU-MERIT/School of Governance Seminar: “Energy security today and tomorrow: definitions, measurements, policy implications”

    Featured speaker: Aleh Cherp, Central European University

    The talk will start with a discussion of approaches to defining and measuring energy security in a policy-relevant way. It will outline the three fundamental questions of energy security — What to protect? From which risks? By which means? — and explain the three historic perspectives on energy security: sovereignty, robustness and resilience.

    Subsequently, the talk will illustrate these ideas with findings of the recently completed Global Energy Assessment on present-day energy security worldwide as well as on future energy security under various energy de-carbonization scenarios. It will explain what issues dominate the energy security landscape today and which are likely to dominate it tomorrow.

    About the speaker

    Aleh Cherp is a professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy and the Academic Secretary and Research Director at Central European University. His research interests include energy security and sustainable development strategies under transitions. He is the Convening Lead Analyst on Energy Security of the Global Energy Assessment and has undertaken professional work for the European Environment Agency (EEA), UNDP, UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank, and USAID among others.

    For more information, see the “Calendar of upcoming events” page on the UNU-MERIT website.