Conflict, Crisis and the Politics of Energy (In)security

Join PSA Environment at their our annual workshop to examine the implications of the recent energy crisis for climate change policy.

About the event

The Covid-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have seen energy costs soar for millions and a renewed concern about energy security. At this workshop we will critically examine the political and policy implications of these developments.

  • What is the relationship between geopolitical conflict and uncertainty, and energy (in)security?
  • Might the ensuing chaos inspire countries to reconsider their energy supplies and double down on developing more secure and socio-ecologically resilient sources?
  • Or, will the current crisis hamper the transition to low carbon energy sources?
  • What might energy secure futures look like?
  • How will high energy costs impact politics within nation-states?
  • How do we avoid replicating ‘green colonialism’, and ensure just and equitable transitions in the global race to net zero?

Keynote session:

Dr Anna Mikulska, Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and nonresident fellow in energy studies at the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.


  • India Bourke – New Statesman
  • Professor Jim Watson – UCL
  • Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh – University of Bath
  • Dr Christos Zografos – Johns Hopkins University
  • Dr Caroline Kuzemko – University of Warwick
  • Kalina Damianova – King’s College London
  • Vilislava Ivanova – E3G
  • Dr Darrick Evensen – University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Tomas Maltby – King’s College London
  • Chaitanya Kumar – New Economics Foundation
  • Further speakers tbc.

This will be a hybrid event. A full speaker list and panel details will be announced soon.

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15 September 2022