The Energy Security Roundtable gathered 35 participants and provided an intimate setting discussing the most pressing energy security challenges, such as how the Middle East unrest can influence energy supply to Europe, how to secure a stable EU energy strategy, EYÙ future alliances in terms of potential energy diversification, the US role as security actor in Middle East and the influence of a European Green Deal.
The roundtable session was moderated by Mr Jason Bordoff, Founding Director at the Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University. Prior to his session we heard words of welcome from Boris Ruge, Vice-Chairman at the Munich Security Conference. His opening was followed up by short key notes from Kadri Simson of the European Union, Fatih Birol of the International Energy Agency and Matthew Zais from the US Office of International Affairs Energy in Washington.
Mr Leif Johan Sevland, President and CEO at the ONS Foundation rounded of the 90 minutes session and he had the following impression from the session.
“Once again we hosted a very valuable run-up roundtable event prior to the main event at the Munich Security Conference. It was an intimate setting including great introductory speakers on pressing global energy security challenges. The open discussions were swiftly moderated by Mr Bordoff and proved that energy vulnerability only can be solved through vast collaboration and finding viable solutions together”.