Energy security is about ensuring stable, affordable and sustainable supplies of energy. Maintaining a resilient energy system is of paramount concern to countries that are highly dependent on international markets for the energy resources and critical materials needed to sustain their economies. The Indo-Pacific region is expected to have the strongest demand for energy over the next three decades as continued economic growth and growing numbers of people enter middle class status and increase their energy consumption.
However, a range of tensions, rivalries and grievances are fuelling geopolitical competition in the region. It is in this context that energy and the critical resources that underpin its production, transformation and use are undergoing fundamental change. Japan and Canada have strengthened their collaboration in six priority areas, including energy security, with the aim of realizing a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific.” This webinar discussed how a stable supply of energy, including hydrogen, can bolster energy security in the Indo-Pacific.
This event was sponsored by the Embassy of Japan in Canada.
- Jonathan Berkshire Miller, Director and Senior Fellow, Indo-Pacific Program, Macdonald-Laurier Institute
- H.E. Kawamura Yasuhisa, Ambassador of Japan to Canada
- Frank Des Rosiers, Assistant Deputy Minister for Natural Resources Canada
- Yamashita Yukari, Board Member, Director, The Institute of Energy Economics , Japan
- Heather Exner-Pirot, Senior Policy Analyst and Research Coordinator, Indigenous Policy Program, Macdonald-Laurier Institute
- Jeff Kucharski, Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute
- Matthew Klippenstein, Regional Manager, Western Canada, The Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association