Rethinking the Mediterranean Energy Landscape in Times of Transition: A Human Security Challenge

9 June 2022. From 18:00  To 19:30 | Conference | English | CaixaForum Macaya, Barcelona
slideshow image Workers walk between photovoltaic panels at the Benban plant in Aswan, Egypt, November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Considering the Mediterranean region’s vulnerability in terms of energy security and the current disruptions of the market, it is crucial to ensure that the energy transition guarantees the sustainable provision of energy services at an affordable price for all in the region. This dialogue assesses the current context and debate policies to advance toward more sustainable Mediterranean energy models that ensure affordable access to energy for all.

Ahmed Kandil is an expert of international relations as well as a leader of the Energy Studies Program at the Al-Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies (ACPSS), Egypt. He earned a PhD from the Graduate Division of Foreign Studies, Sophia University, and Tokyo, Japan. He is also a graduate from the Nasser Academy for Military Sciences of Egypt. His current research is focused on the political transformations and conflicts in the Middle East and East Asia, the issues of climate change and energy, Egypt’s national security and gas discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean, energy projects in Africa and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Jaume Lanaspa, President of the Barcelona Office, Club of Rome, and Roger Albinyana, Managing Director, European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) offer introductory remarks to this inaugural session of the series Med Dialogues +2030, and a keynote speech is to be delivered by Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Copresident, Club of Rome.

The session is moderated by Marie Vandendriessche, Senior Researcher and Research Coordinator at the EsadeGeo Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics (Barcelona/Madrid). Co-organised by the IEMed and the Club of Rome in collaboration with La Caixa Foundation as part of the Med Dialogues +2030 conference series.

The dialogue takes place at the Sala d’Actes of the CaixaForum Macaya, Pg. de Sant Joan, 108, Barcelona. Free entrance with prior registration.


Introductory remarks

Sandrine Dixson-Declève

Co-President Club of Rome

Ahmed Kandil

Leader Energy Studies Program at the Al-Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies (ACPSS), Egypt

Marie Vandendriessche

Senior Researcher and Research Coordinator EsadeGeo Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics
Roger Albinyana

Roger Albinyana

Managing Director IEMed
Jaume Lanaspa

Jaume Lanaspa

President Club of Rome (Barcelona)

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