Title

The European Union’s Climate Cooperation with the Indo-Pacific and the Geopolitics of Renewable Energy

Document Type

Editorial

Publication Title

The European Union’s Climate Cooperation with the Indo-Pacific and the Geopolitics of Renewable Energy

Abstract

Climate change is increasingly recognized as one of the biggest threats facing humankind. Increasing temperatures caused primarily by human emissions of greenhouse gases, rising water levels, and other extreme weather events now pose a clear and immediate security threat to nations across the world. They have led to issues like mass displacement, resource scarcity, and climate change-induced droughts, diseases, and economic disruptions, which only exacerbate international frictions and conflicts. Climate change knows no national boundaries and tackling it requires the collective cooperation of multiple actors across the world. Japan and Sweden can establish a strong cross-continental special partnership to take forward the action in the domain. They can not only learn from each other’s experiences but also leverage their potentials and advantages to initiate Asia-Europe cooperation in various sectors, especially renewable energy. The Institute for Security and Development Policy (ISDP) and Kajima Institute of International Peace aim to bring together expertise from both Japan and Sweden with decision-makers from both the public and private spheres in this virtual symposium, to facilitate knowledge sharing and discussions about renewable energy and climate cooperation between the two countries.

Publication Date

Summer 11-25-2021

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