Global energy transition and energy trade following Russia's invasion of Ukraine

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The ANU Centre for European Studies (ANUCES), in collaboration with the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions (ICEDS), invites you to attend a joint conference “Global energy transition and energy trade following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.”

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has escalated tensions between energy transition, energy security and energy trade, not only for Europe but also globally. Europe’s united stance in response to Russia's aggression and the urgent need to overcome energy supply challenges may provide momentum to accelerate transition to renewable energy.

This conference brings together academics, policy makers and industry experts to explore the implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for energy transition. Participants will also discuss potential short-term problems faced by the European Union member states and long-term outlooks on global energy trade, as well as the role energy exporters such as the Middle East and Australia play in this context.

Please click here to view the full program. 


11am-12pm - Setting the scene: Russia's invasion and EU energy response:

  • His Excellency Dr Michael Pulch, European Union Ambassador to Australia
  • His Excellency Mr Vasyl Myroshnychenko, Ukrainian Ambassador to Australia
  • Professor Frank Jotzo, Head of Energy, Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions; ANU Crawford School of Public Policy
  • Dr Kasia Williams, Deputy Director, ANU Centre for European Studies (moderator)

1-2.30pm - Perspectives from the EU and the Member States:

  • Mr Scott Wyatt, Advisor, Delegation of the EU to Australia
  • Mr Bertil Wenger, Director, Regional Programme Australia and the Pacific, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
  • Mr Jakub Wilchelm, Head of Foreign Trade Office, Australia and New Zealand, Polish Investment and Trade Agency
  • Associate Professor Llewelyn Hughes, ANU Crawford School of Public Policy
  • Dr Wenting Cheng, Grand Challenge Research Fellow, ANU Zero Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific Grand Challenge (moderator)

3-4.30pm - Energy exporters' repsonse and the future of global energy transition:

  • Associate Professor Christian Downie, ANU School of Regulation and Global Governance
  • Dr Jessie Moritz, Lecturer, ANU Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
  • Associate Professor Emma Aisbett, Fellow, School of Regulation and Global Governance; Associate Director, Research, ANU Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific Grand Challenge (moderator)

4.30-5.30pm - Closing remarks & Networking:

  • Professor Andreas Loeschel, Chair of Environmental/Resource Economics and Sustainability, Ruhr- Universität Bochum
    (speaking via Zoom)

The event is part of the ANUCES Jean Monnet project “Third Country Engagement with Changing EU Trade Policy”. This project seeks to explore and improve understanding of the EU’s evolving trade policy and its implications for third countries, including Australia and countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Additional Information:

This is an in-person, indoor event and The Australian National University still requires masks be worn. More information on mask requirements at ANU is available here.

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