co-organized by the Heinrich Boell Foundation, the Polish Green Network, CEE Bankwatch Network, and the Polish Climate Coalition
24 May 2011 – 9:00
Novotel Centrum Hotel
Marszalkowska St. 94/98
Conference programme (pdf)
The Polish EU Presidency chose EU external energy policy as one of its main priorities, aiming at strengthening it and thus improving energy security of the Member States.
Making this issue a flagship initiative of our country creates a need for a public debate on the causes and potential solutions to the problem, especially considering its complexity and linkage with numerous other EU policies.
What is a Polish vision of improving the European energy security? How to shape external energy policy of the EU in such a way that it would build energy security and respect other EU policies – climate protection and development cooperation at the same time? These and other questions will be discussed at the conference.
Elzbieta Wroblewska, Protection of Environment and New Technologies Team Coordinator, Department of Energy, Polish Ministry of Economy: Energy Policy of Poland until 2030
Severin Fischer, German Institute for International and Security Affairs: EU energy security and climate protection – how to integrate the efforts? Role of the Polish EU Presidency
Dr. Zbigniew Karaczun, Polish Climate Coalition: Bezpieczeństwo energetyczne a ochrona klimatu. Rola Polskiej Prezydencji
Nicholas Hildyard, Co-director of The Corner House, United Kingdom: Energy security for what? For whom?
Szymon Polak, Director of the Division of the Energy Policy in the Department of Economic Policy, Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Zewnetrzny wymiar polityki energetycznej UE
Rt Hon Malcolm Wicks, Labour Party, Member of the House of Commons, United Kingdom: European energy security (in a world living dangerously)
Sergey Solyanik, Crude Accountability, Kazakhstan: Reform in Turkmenistan: A Convenient Façade, An Analysis of President Berdymukhammedov’s First Four Years in Power
Piotr Trzaskowski, CEE Bankwatch Network: Nabucco and the Arab Spring, Briefing, May 2011
Nicholas Hildyard, Co-director of The Corner House, United Kingdom: Creating insecurities, The consequences of EU energy policy, May 2011
Polish Climate Coalition: Memorandum to the Polish EU Presidency
CEE Bankwatch Network: Nabucco and Turkmenistan. Our energy security, Turkmens’ misery, Position paper, October 2010
CEE Bankwatch Network: Ignoring Chernobyl’s lessons – How EU ‘Energy Security’ expands nuclear energy in Ukraine
Counter Balance: Energy Security Or Energy Grab? The European Commission’s View of Our Energy Future, and What it Means for People, Politics and the Planet, Submission to the public consultation on the external dimension of the EU energy policy, March 2011