NORDIC ENERGY FORUM: Global Energy Trends

Session 2.  Global energy trends – panel discussion [1]

Lauri Muranen opened the discussion with the issue of globalization, asking whether the world is entering a stage where globalization is taking backward steps. The panelists largely agreed that while some anti-globalist events, such as Brexit and the election of President Trump, have taken place, the big picture remains more complex. There has not been a direct and consistent transition to a more fragmented and closed world. The Paris Climate Agreement has been a success, and there is massive innovation driven by companies and countries alike. Mr. Härtel said that these small shifts are nothing new and that these kinds of small changes happen all the time in various markets. Ms. Kolle noted that US politics always ebbs and flows, and Trump does not get to decide everything himself even in the US. Jatka lukemista