03
May
2017
Debates Seminars and Round-table Conferences
Bruxelles
from 09:00 to 11:30
This event is public
Varna, BULGARIA - November 29, 2014: Gas pipes of large diameter at Port of Varna ready for the South Stream
Varna, BULGARIA - November 29, 2014: Gas pipes of large diameter at Port of Varna ready for the South Stream

Geopolitics of Gas in the South of Europe Séminaire & Table ronde

The European Union has strongly committed to reduce greenhouse gases emissions for the next decades. In this perspective, renewable energy sources will constitute a great support, but natural gas is also expected to play a key role as a transition fuel to decarbonize the economy. In the context of a declining domestic production, diversification of gas supplies has been a key priority for the EU during the last few years. However, there are strong uncertainties on the potential future gas supplies to Europe coming from North African region or countries in the Mediterranean Basin.

The Institut Français des Relations Internationales (IFRI) and the Energy Chair of Orkestra- Basque Institute of Competitiveness, University of Deusto, are organizing a seminar to discuss the “Geopolitics of gas in the South of Europe”. The seminar will be held in English under Chatham House rule.  

9.00-9.10: coffee and breakfast

9.10-9.15: Welcome address by Eloy Álvarez Pelegry, Director, Cátedra de Energía Orkestra, Instituto Vasco de Competitividad and Marie-Claire Aoun, Director, Center for Energy, Ifri

9.15-10.15: presentations

  • Europe in the global geopolitical landscape of natural gas 
    Marie-Claire Aoun, Director, Center for Energy, Ifri
     
  • The North African export potential to Europe
    Gonzalo Escribano, Director of the Energy Programme, Real Instituto Elcano
     
  • The perspective of the South corridor
    Nicolo Sartori, Senior fellow and Coordinator of the Energy Programme, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)
     
  • What perspectives for the East Mediterranean resources 
    Didier Bougeard, Vice President Country Delegate Algeria, Total
     
  • The views of the European Commission
    Christopher Jones, Deputy Director General, DG Energy, European Commission 

10.15 to 11. 20: Q&A, discussion

Conference moderated by Eloy Álvarez Pelegry, Director, Cátedra de Energía Orkestra, Instituto Vasco de Competitividad

11.20-11.30: coffee and networking 

Address: 
Conseil Central de l'Économie, avenue d'Auderghem 20, 1040 Bruxelles - metro Schuman
Contact the organizers: 

For further information, please contact - breux@ifri.org

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