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Energy Security in the Era of Climate Change
The Asia-Pacific Experience
 
 
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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 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.


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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 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.


Contents

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


Authors

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.