Energy Geopolitics

Panel Discussion

Energy Geopolitics

11:00 – 12:30, Hotel Golf, Jupiter Hall


  • Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, France
  • Mr Christian Burgsmüller, Member of the Cabinet of European Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, European Commission
  • Mr Peter Fischer, Deputy Director General for Energy and Climate Policy and Export Control at the Federal Foreign Office, Germany
  • Mr Leonid Grigoryev, Chief Advisor to the Head of Analytical Centre for the Government of the Russian Federation
  • Mr Janez Kopač, Director of the Energy Community Secretariat
  • Ambassador Mary Warlick, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Energy Resources, US Department of State
  • Mr David Wells, Senator and former Deputy CEO Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, Canada


Moderated by: Mr Thomas Cunningham, Deputy Director of the Global Energy Center at the Atlantic Council, United States of America

The panel on energy geopolitics will deal with new international challenges posed by global energy trends by the year 2040 on the basis of key indicators obtained from the most authoritative global survey published annually by the International Energy Agency. It will be centred around changes in international relations arising from, among other things, global fluctuations in the demand for energy, the prices of energy products, diversification of oil suppliers, increased competitiveness in the global gas market, particularly following the entry of US liquefied gas into the world market, security risks, mostly related to terrorism, and efforts aimed at achieving universal access to energy and eradicating energy poverty. Special attention will be devoted to the geopolitical consequences of the Paris Climate Agreement, which opens possibilities for new investments in sustainable low-carbon technologies and innovative energy solutions.

To download the panel discussion backgrounder and guiding questions click here.