Geopolítica de la transición energética: el futuro de las asociaciones UE-ALC

Globally, efforts to realise an energy transition away from fossil fuels are affecting not only the energy landscape, but also the economic, social, political and geopolitical ones. To the constant emergence of new challenges, through which new fault lines are being drawn between the various actors in this transition, must now be added the impacts of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Recently, following a reflection launched in June 2022 in Paris, where an event was held with actors from both sides of the Atlantic on this issue, Le Grand Continent, a publication of the Groupe d'études géopolitiques, together with the EU-LAC Foundation and the Coordination Régionale de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (CRIES), published a Policy Brief that analyses the relations between the European Union (EU) and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in the face of the geopolitical dimension of the energy transition in a context marked by the COVID-19 crisis, the consequences of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the multiplication of catastrophes linked to climate change. By exploring the challenges, opportunities and contradictions inherent in the narratives and instruments of both blocs to address the energy transition, a theatre of strategic rivalry between the United States and China that has taken on a renewed magnitude in the face of the "ecology of war" in Europe, the paper presents a set of recommendations capable of responding to these challenges, opportunities and contradictions that arise in order to unleash the potential of such partnerships.

In the framework of the Meeting of the Permanent Commissions of the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (Eurolat), The Grand Continent is organising a hybrid seminar at the European Parliament, sponsored by the EU-LAC Foundation, to further discuss these issues.