Energy and climate –
contemporary trends and challenges to energy security Cover Image

Energia i klimat… – współczesne trendy i wyzwania bezpieczeństwa energetycznego
Energy and climate – contemporary trends and challenges to energy security

Author(s): Kamila Pronińska
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Geography, Regional studies, Geopolitics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: energy security; climate change; renewable energy' coal consumption' oil market; nuclear energy; COP; Katowice Rulebook; CO2 emissions; IPCC; China’s energy policy; India’s energy policy

Summary/Abstract: The article offers an analysis of the most important energy market trends from theperspective of their importance for energy security and climate change. The energyand climate systems are two areas of human activity strongly influencing each other.On the one hand, the way energy is produced and consumed influences the globalclimate system, on the other hand, climate policy impacts energy security. The articletherefore focuses on the directions and dynamics of changes taking place in theenergy sector and which are of particular importance for global reductions of CO2emissions. It gives an insight into the policies of the world’s largest consumers offossil fuels and into the extent to which their activities favour energy transformation.This analysis critically assesses the feasibility of achieving the global climate policytargets set in 2015 in Paris. Especially importantly for the Strategic Yearbook, the2018 events and current trends serve as points of reference: the article outlines theconditions and results of climate negotiations of COP24 held in Poland and thenewest IPCC report on Global Warming of 1.5°C. An analysis of demand-supplytrends, recent trends in the area of CO2 emissions as well as current events leads toconclusions concerning some long-term challenges for energy and climate security.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 24
  • Page Range: 144-160
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish