How does a new geopolitical landscape with the EU, US and China affect opportunities for sustainability transitions?

Changes in the geopolitical landscape may have far-reaching implications on the opportunities to drive sustainable development agendas. At the same time, the transitions that are needed to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions will have geopolitical repercussions, both due to the implications of declining fossil fuel demands, and to the consequences of development and expansion of new sources of energy and materials required for the transition.

This free seminar gathers researchers from the Mistra Geopolitics research programme to examine how this new geopolitical landscape with the EU, the USA and China will affect opportunities for sustainability transitions, how different countries position themselves in decarbonization competition and cooperation and how global trends might hinder decarbonization.

Opening remarks will be given by Johan Kuylenstierna, the Chair of the Swedish Climate Policy Council.

Agenda

15.00-15.15 Opening remarks

  • Welcome by moderator, Timothy Suljada, Research Fellow, SEI
  • Opening remarks by Johan Kuylenstierna, Chair, Swedish Climate Policy Council

15.15-15.50 Research highlights: geopolitics of decarbonization

Why trade policy must consider the geopolitics of decarbonization

  • Daria Ivleva, Senior Advisor for adelphi in the field of climate diplomacy

Critical metals for decarbonization: a geopolitical issue?

  • André Månberger, Associate Senior Lecturer, Environmental and Energy Systems Studies, Lund University

Rules of the road: will electric vehicles catalyze more cooperation, or more fragmentation?

  • Taylor Dimsdale, Program Director, Risk & Resilience, E3G

China’s energy investment abroad: green or brown?

  • Karl Hallding, Senior Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute

15.50-16.10 Panel discussion

Moderated by Timothy Suljada, Research Fellow, SEI

  • André Månberger, Associate Senior Lecturer, Environmental and Energy Systems Studies, Lund University
  • Daria Ivleva, Senior Advisor for adelphi in the field of climate diplomacy
  • Jiayi Zhou, Researcher, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, SIPRI
  • Johan Kuylenstierna, Chair, Swedish Climate Policy Council
  • Karl Hallding, Senior Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute
  • Taylor Dimsdale, Program Director, Risk & Resilience, E3G

16.10-16.15 Closing remarks

  • From Jiayi Zhou, Researcher, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, SIPRI

How to register

Follow the link to register for this free webinar on 27 May, 15:00-16:15 CEST.

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About Mistra Geopolitics

Mistra Geopolitics is a research programme that examines the dynamics of geopolitics, human security, and environmental change. This event is a part of the 2021 webinar series hosted by Mistra Geopolitics.