#RSF2020 ep. VII: Climate Change and International Security

During the 7th "Riga Security Forum 2020" podcast session, we discuss the role of climate change in international security. 

Climate change is not just a challenge but also an opportunity. And it's not only an opportunity for entrepreneurs but also a chance of increasing the safety and energy self-reliance of nations. Diversification away from traditional sources changes economic relations between countries. As dependence on energy supplies defines power relations between states, self-reliance on clean energy determines political and financial independence. And great freedom comes with great responsibility; to keep the existing power structures between countries intact.

To what extent is climate change the trigger to the need to welcome changes in the energy sector? Can a single European energy market substitute the need to be energy self-sufficient? Or can regional energy markets within the EU do the trick?


  • Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński, Undersecretary of State Ministry of Climate and Environment, Poland;
  • Andris Kužnieks, Acting Head of the EC Representation in Latvia;

Moderator: Reinis Āboltiņš, Energy experts, Researcher at the Riga Technical University (RTU). 

The conversation is available here, LIIA social media accounts, as well as on YouTube, 'Spotify,' and 'Apple Podcast' platforms.

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The project is the result of successful collaboration between the Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA), the NATO Public Diplomacy Division, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Representation of the European Commission in Latvia, the German Federal Foreign Office, and Embassies of Poland, Canada, and Spain in Latvia.

Published 01 December 2020