A new era for global energy governance? The environmental imperatives and the EU perspective

Kottari, Maria
March 2016
Politikon;Mar2016, Vol. 29, p124
Academic Journal
The ongoing restructuring of the global energy scene necessitates both national governments and energy associated institutions to reconfigure their agenda, reconsider their priorities and even undergo internal reforms in order to adapt to the current and future energy trends. The prospect of global energy governance, within a reformed institutional framework, emerges as a pivotal issue for global politics. The purpose of this research paper is twofold; to analyze the evolution of global energy governance and energy institutions around two key topics: the expansion of renewable energy (RE) sources and technologies and the climate change mitigation. Besides, to identify the role of the European Union (EU) as global energy and environmental actor. The research paper will focus on the EU’s positioning in the international energy and environmental initiatives and the role of renewable energy (RE) in its energy policy configuration.


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