Full Title: White Paper on Energy Security and Global Warming
Publisher(s): World Economic Forum
Publication Date: October 1, 2012
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In recent years, it has become popular to link climate change and energy security. The linkage, it is thought, will raise the political prospects for serious action on climate change. This paper explores this linkage. It reflects the deliberations of a team of experts who work in business, government and academia, and have extensive experience on matters of energy security. The analysis suggests that the growing popularity of linking energy security and climate change is rooted more in tactical political goals than in a real understanding of exactly how and where these two issues are linked. Getting serious about linking these two issues requires rethinking policy in both spheres, especially in climate change.