Russian approaches to energy security and climate change: Russian gas exports to the EU

Sharples, J. D. (2013) Russian approaches to energy security and climate change: Russian gas exports to the EU. Environmental Politics, 22(4), pp. 683-700. (doi:10.1080/09644016.2013.806628)

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Abstract

The proposition that EU climate policy represents a threat to Russia’s gas exports to the EU, and therefore to Russia’s energy security, is critically examined. It is concluded that whilst the greater significance of climate-change action for Russian energy security currently lies not in Russia’s own emissions reduction commitments but in those of the EU, an even greater threat to Russia’s energy security is posed by the development of the EU internal gas market and challenges to Russia’s participation in that market. However, the coming decades could see Russia’s energy security increasingly influenced by climate-change action policies undertaken by current importers of Russian gas such as the EU, and potential importers such as China and India. The challenge for Russia will be to adapt to developments in energy security and climate-change action at the European and global levels.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sharples, Mr Jack
Authors: Sharples, J. D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Central and East European Studies
Journal Name:Environmental Politics
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0964-4016
ISSN (Online):1743-8934
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 The Author
First Published:First published in Environmental Politics 22(4):683-700
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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