Ensuring a more resilient EU
Energy security and the security implications of climate change were the main topics of debate at a large public conference on the "EU Global Strategy – Energy and Climate Securities in a Geostrategic Context", organised on June 16th by CEPS together with the European External Action Service (EEAS) and two prominent think tanks: IDDRI from France and IAI from Italy. This event had been preceded the evening before by a high-level dinner, hosted by CEPS. Aimed at ensuring a (more) resilient EU, the two events helped to identify major security risks and ways in which the EU can effectively address them in the context of the EU Global Strategy. In particular, the programme focused on energy security, including Nord Stream 2, climate as a driver of conflict and migration and how a renewed and integrated EU approach to energy security, green transformation and climate security could help reinforce global security and strengthen European resilience. Participants also discussed evolving changes, their implications and possible policy options. Speakers included high-level representatives from the EEAS, the European Commission, IEA, NATO, IOM, various European think tanks, NGOs, academia and the private sector.