A new climate for peace? How Europe can reconcile energy and climate security

Cinzia Bianco, Mats Engström and Anthony Dworkin were in conversation with Susi Dennison to hear how Europe can best meet its energy security interests all the while preserving its credibility as a climate superpower

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  • Cinzia Bianco, Visiting Fellow, ECFR
  • Anthony Dworkin, Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR
  • Mats Engström, Visiting Fellow, ECFR

Chaired by

Susi Dennison, Director, European Power Programme and Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR

COP27 will put Europe’s commitment to its climate agenda to a test like never before. At the same time, it provides a crucial moment for the EU to pitch a new global narrative around sustainable energy security, underpinned by effective diplomacy which brings its energy and climate goals together. As we head into the Summit, questions on Europe’s role vis-á-vis third countries remain:

  • How can Europe best meet its energy security interests while preserving its credibility as a climate superpower, especially with major fossil fuels producers?
  • What is the right balance between locking down cooperation on the energy crisis in the short-term and pursuing decarbonisation goals in the longer-term?

ECFR has published a Policy Brief on environmental cooperation between the Gulf States and Iran and one on the future of climate multilateralism. The authors of these Policy Briefs Cinzia Bianco, Mats Engström, Anthony Dworkin were in conversation with Susi Dennison, Director of the European Power Programme, to discuss the above and many more questions.