The Geopolitics of Ecological and Energy Transition
FROM COMPETITION FOR OIL TO COMPETITION FOR CRITICAL MATERIALS?
The already visible effects of climate change have created a global urgency to leave fossil energy behind and move towards a more sustainable energy model. A consequence of this change is the global competition for the natural resources needed to generate renewable energy such as the manufacturing of solar panels, wind turbines or electric car batteries.
The speakers will analyse how geopolitics defines the ecological and energy transition, as well as explains the effects of this transition both internationally and in the countries of the Global North and South.
🎙️ Language: Catalan, Spanish and English with simultaneous translation
📍 Venue: Sala d’Actes, CaixaForum Macaya, Passeig de Sant Joan, 108, 08037 Barcelona · Google Maps
✏️ Attendance is free, previous registration is required.
📄 Those who attend the whole series of conferences can request an attendance and achievement diploma delivered by the Observatori Social de la Fundació "la Caixa" and IBEI.
Roundtable series: The Geopolitics of Big Changes
9 - 23 MAY, 2023
We live in a time of great political, socioeconomic, and technological changes. The ecological and energy transition, the reconfiguration of power in the world, or the impact of new disruptive technologies are some examples of these trends.
This roundtable series co-organized with The Social Observatory - "la Caixa" Foundation series seeks to conduct a geopolitical analysis of these changes.