Edited by Rafael Leal-Arcas and Jan Wouters
Chapter 6: The new global landscape and energy politics in the 21st century
The world is undergoing deep changes, probably the most significant since 1945. A world based on rules is possibly being replaced by something still unknown. There are more actors and less certainties. States are losing relevance, and global flows are reducing governments’ role. Carbon-based energy, which has been fueling global growth for decades and co-deciding the weight of nations, is both deeply embedded in the new global disorder, and contributing to it.
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