Past eventInvitation Only

Institutionalizing Interdependence: External EU Governance in Energy and the Environment

16 September 2009 - 12:00am to 11:00pm

Chatham House, London



Energy and the environment both involve the European Union in relations of interdependence with non-member states. Increasing reliance on energy imports means that the EU must find ways of increasing coherence in its relations with a diverse set of producer and transit countries such as Russia, Algeria, Egypt, Ukraine and Turkey. The trans-boundary nature of many environmental problems is something EU policy makers also need to address.

In response to these concerns, the EU's strategy is to use external governance to encourage a common regulatory area of shared trade, transit and environmental rules which will facilitate well-functioning regional and inter-regional markets. While this strategy of influence makes theoretical sense, its use in practise raises a number of critical questions that this seminar will aim to address by drawing on case studies conducted as part of a major research project.

Attendance at this event is strictly by invitation only.

This event is jointly organized by Strathclyde University and the Energy, Environment and Development Programme at Chatham House.