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The Future of European Energy: Implications for Security, Competitiveness and Climate Change

25 November 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Chatham House, London


Adam Janczak, Deputy Director, EU Climate and Energy Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland

Sir David King, Special Representative for Climate Change, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK

Shane Tomlinson, Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House

Chair: Dr Amelia Hadfield, Jean Monnet Chair in European Foreign Affairs & Director of Energy and Governance Group, Politics & International Relations, Canterbury Christ Church University



Europe faces complex challenges around the future direction of energy policy and is tasked with ensuring secure and climate-friendly energy, as well as a competitive energy market. The EU’s Energy Union strategy is designed to meet these challenges by securing energy for member states, reducing emissions, creating a fully integrated energy market and driving research and innovation.

The panel will consider how the Energy Union could address these challenges and deliver an energy transition for Europe. In particular, the speakers will share Polish and UK perspectives, considering what the Energy Union could mean for these two countries.