Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our times andits implications for energy security are profound. Climate concerns, declining reserves of easily accessible oil and gas, and the rise of new energy consumers will drive transformative changes to global energy systems. While these issues prompt widespread economic, environmental, and security fears, they are also connected to positive changes that include democratization of access to modern energy in the developing world. Viewed on a global scale, the primary challenge is to manage the legitimate energy demands of 6.9 billion people within the context of ecological limits.
In the light of these trends, the authors of Energy Security in the Era of Climate Change examine how the concept of energy security is, will, and ideally should be transformed in the light of scientific evidence that combustion of fossil fuels contributes to dangerous climatic change.
- Introduction: Challenges to Energy Security in the Era of Climate Change; J.Symons
PART I: CONCEPTUALISING ENERGY SECURITY IN THE ERA OF CLIMATE CHANGE
- Energy Security and Climate Security under Conditions of the Anthropocene; M.Mayer & P.Schouten
- Unmasking the Invisible Giant: Energy Efficiency in the Politics of Climate and Energy; M.Lister
- National Energy Security in a World Where Use of Fossil Fuels is Constrained; H.Saddler
- Can Energy Security and Effective Climate Change Policies Be Compatible?; M.Diesendorf
PART II: CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY POLICY FORMULATION IN ASIA-PACIFIC
- Energy and Environmental Challenges in China; X.Yi-chong
- Energy Security and Climate Change Challenges: India's Dilemma and Policy Responses; T.C.Bisht
- Conflicting Policies: Energy Security and Climate Change Policies in Japan; A.Sawa
- Russia's Energy Security and Emissions Trends: Synergies and Contradictions; A.Korppoo & T.Spencer
- Energy Security in Indonesia; B.P.Resosudarmo, A.Alisjahbana & D.A.Nurdianto
- Energy Governance and Climate Change: Central Asia's Uneasy Nexus; L.Anceschi
- More Fossil Fuels and Less Carbon Emissions: Australia's Policy Paradox; L.Glover
PART III: MULTILATERAL ENERGY GOVERNANCE IN THE ERA OF CLIMATE CHANGE
- Energy Security and Climate Change – Tensions and Synergies; P.Christoff
- Rethinking Energy Security in a Time of Transition; J.Falk
- Energy Governance in the Era of Climate Change; J.A.Camilleri
- Interconnections between Climate and Energy Governance; J.Symons
Luca Anceschi is Lecturer in International Relations at La Trobe University, Australia. His principal areas of research are the international politics of post-Soviet Central Asia. His publications include Turkmenistan's Foreign Policy: Positive Neutrality and the Consolidation of the Turkmen Regime.
Jonathan Symons teaches International Relations and Environmental Politics at Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China. His research interests include the politics and ethics of climate change, energy security and geo-engineering, processes of international norm change and theories of political and sociological legitimacy.