Research project

Renewable Energy and Geopolitics

2016 - 2017 (Completed)

The project examines the geopolitical consequences of a large-scale transition to renewable energy, both in terms of the fading of old energy and geopolitical patterns and systems and the emergence of new ones.

In this project NUPI will carry out analysis of the geopolitical, security and development policy effects of a successful transition to renewable energy.

NUPI will do so by producing a paper, organizing a workshop and providing input to a work plan for further analytical work. This will happen in cooperation with the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, the Belfer Center at the Kennedy School at Harvard University and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).


The project is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.