Grantham Discussion Paper

Author: 

Neil Hirst and Antony Froggatt

  • This report is about the institutions for international energy cooperation between governments, and, how they need to adapt to meet today's energy policy challenges. 
  • It argues that international energy governance has not kept pace with the emergence of major developing nations, with the changing relations between oil producers and consumers, with the emergence of climate mitigation as a central energy policy issue, and with the technology revolution that is required. 
  • The report makes recommendations for reform, but also aims to be realistic about the difficulties of changing existing international institutions.

The report is written in the light of an international workshop held on 21 March 2012 that was hosted jointly by Chatham House and the Grantham Institute, Imperial College London.