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Energy and Transportation in the Atlantic Basin: Implications for the European Union and Other Atlantic Actors


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Agenda

The Atlantic Basin’s four ‘continental’ energy and transportation systems have each been configured within the respective limits imposed by their concrete geographies and specific histories in their corresponding ‘continental’ spheres. As such, they are distinct from each other, and relatively independent and autonomous. Yet they are all linked by and through the maritime energy and transportation space of the Atlantic Basin. As an interconnected pan-Atlantic whole, this Atlantic Basin energy and transportation network is as large in scale and depth as the Asian and Pacific energy and transportation worlds. It represents the infrastructural backbone of the Western World.This conference seeks to explore the drivers, dynamics and limits of this Atlantic Basin energy and transportation world, and to map its contemporary technical, economic, social and political contours. Current status quo configurations (geographical, technical, market, policy) and business-as-usual trajectories of these five transportation regimes – four ‘continental’ terrestrial systems and one pan-Atlantic Basin maritime transportation system which links them together – will be examined, along with the new types of energy policy and transportation infrastructure requirements (and new transnational and pan-Atlantic collaboration mechanisms) that could be demanded by any future Atlantic Basin pathways consistent with the Paris Accord’s objective to defend the 2-degree guardrail.
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9:00 AM Welcome to CTR JHU SAIS
9:05 AM Introduction to the Jean Monnet Network for Atlantic Studies and the JM Energy ProjectRenato Flores, Director of the International Intelligence Unit of the Getulio Vargas Foundation, Rio de Janeiro (director of the JM Network Project consortium on New Atlantic Studies)

Fabrice Vareille, Minister Counselor, Head of Transport, Energy, Environment and Nuclear Affairs, Delegation of the European Union to the United States (to be confirmed)

Paul Isbell, CAF Energy Fellow, CTR JHU SAIS; Director, JM Network energy project

9:30 AM “The Co-Transformation of Energy and Transport: Outlook for the Wider Atlantic

R. Andreas Kraemer, Founder and Director Emeritus of Ecologic Institute, Berlin; Senior Fellow, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam

10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM Session I: The Energy of Transportation:  Alternative fuels and the electrification of land-based transportation in the Atlantic BasinEloy Alvarez Pelegry, Director of the Energy Program at Orkestra (the Basque Institute for Competitiveness), University of Deusto, Bilbao

Ernesto Monter, Lead Transport Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank (tbc)

Roger Gorham, Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP), World Bank (tbc)

Moderator: Paul Isbell, CTR JHU SAIS; JM Network

Q&A Session

12:30 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM Session II: Maritime Trade and Transportation in the Atlantic Basin: Limits and Potentials of DecarbonizationJordi Bacaria, Director of CIDOB (the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)

Thomas Wakeman, Stevens Institute of Technology (tbc)

Marc H. Juhel, Sector Manager for Transport, Sustainable Development Network, World Bank (tbc)

Moderator: Renato Flores, FGV and JM Network

Q&A Session

2:45 PM Coffee Break
3:00 PM Session III: Energy and Transportation Infrastructures and Policy Models for Low Carbon Transportation in the Atlantic BasinSteve Thorne, independent energy and climate change consultant, Dar es Salaam; founder of SouthSouthNorth, Cape Town, (tbc)

Joao Fonseca Ribeiro, CEO Blue Geo Lighthouse (BGL), Lisbon

Martin Lowery, Executive Vice President, National Rural Electric Cooperative of America, NRECA

Moderator: Paul Isbell, CTR JHU SAIS; JM Network Energy Project

Q&A Session

4:45 PM Closing Session: Implications for the European Union and Other Atlantic Actors

Renato Flores, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Rio de Janeiro (director of the JM Network Project consortium on New Atlantic Studies) (10 minutes)

Paul Isbell, CAF Energy Fellow, CTR JHU SAIS (Lead of JM Network Energy Project) (10 min)

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
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2017-07-20 09:00:00 2017-07-20 19:00:00 America/New_York Energy and Transportation in the Atlantic Basin: Implications for the European Union and Other Atlantic Actors European Union Delegation in the US: Energy and Transportation in the Atlantic Basin: Implications for the European Union and Other Atlantic Actors Kenney Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington D.C. European Union Delegation in the US delegation-usa-info@eeas.europa.eu
July 20, 2017

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Kenney Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University SAIS,
1740 Massachusetts Ave NW,
Washington D.C.20036
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