The Altantic Council event, “The State of Ukraine’s Energy Sector,” has been postponed. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

Despite positive changes in the gas sector, more reform is needed in the broader energy field for Ukraine’s national security and development. As the expiration of Ukraine’s gas-transportation agreement with Russia approaches later this year, energy security is one of the top challenges facing the country. Ukraine has undertaken significant efforts in recent years to reform aspects of the energy sector, including the electricity and gas markets and regulatory and tariff systems. Prospects for renewable energy sources continue to be explored, along with international investment opportunities in the Ukrainian energy market. With Russia hoping to bring Nord Stream 2 online next year, which could create an alternate path for natural gas supplies that excludes Ukraine, energy reform is even more urgent.

Razumkov Centre experts present on the role of Ukraine’s energy sector in the global energy landscape. Panel discussions focus on the current state of energy in Ukraine, immediate and long-term strategies for reform and development, and Ukraine’s place in the global energy sector.

Agenda

Keynote

Energy Security of Ukraine as a Factor of Sustainability: The Global Dimension

Volodymyr Omelchenko
Director, Energy Programs
Razumkov Centre

Panel: The International Dimension of Ukraine’s Energy Security and Nord Stream 2

Dr. Anders Aslund
Senior Fellow, Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

Dr. Maksym Biliavskyi
Leading Expert, Energy Programs
Razumkov Centre

Dr. Ariel Cohen
Senior Fellow, Eurasia Center; Senior Fellow and Program Director
Atlantic Council; International Tax and Investment Center

James Sherr
Senior Fellow, Estonian Foreign Policy Institute; Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme; Visiting Fellow
International Centre of Defence and Security; Chatham House; Razumkov Centre

Moderated by

Melinda Haring
Editor, UkraineAlert
Atlantic Council

Panel: Ukraine’s Energy Security and Energy Market Reform

Svitlana Chekunova
Leading Expert, Energy Programs
Razumkov Centre

Edward Chow
Non-Resident Senior Associate, Energy and National Security; Adjunct Professor
Center for Strategic and International Studies; Georgetown University

James Sherr
Senior Fellow, Estonian Foreign Policy Institute; Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme; Visiting Fellow
International Centre of Defence and Security; Chatham House; Razumkov Centre

Moderated by

Ambassador Richard Morningstar
Founding Director and Chairman, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

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