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Episode 5: Energy transition today


Listen: "It actually all comes down to one thing and that's money," says Raad Alkadiri, Managing Director of Energy, Climate and Resources at Eurasia Group. "Will there be the money for investment in renewables, in energy efficiency made available? And I'm not just talking about the industrialized world, I'm talking about globally."

In the latest episode of Living Beyond Borders, a podcast produced in partnership between GZERO and Citi Global Wealth Investments, Alkadiri is joined by Malcolm Spittler, Global Investment Strategist and Senior US Economist at Citi Global Wealth Investments, to look at where the energy transition to renewable fuels stands globally, after setbacks from the pandemic and geopolitical instability.

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Europe Grapples With Insecurity, Instability, & Proxy War | Davos 2023 | Quick Take | GZERO Media

Europe grapples with insecurity, instability, and proxy war: Davos 2023

Ian Bremmer's Quick Take: Hi everybody, Ian Bremmer here from Davos. We're just kicking off the annual forum in Switzerland, its 53rd Annual Meeting. And here I am in the cold, but not absolutely frigid, to talk with a bunch of global leaders and 52 heads of state showing up. 2,700 world leaders are going to be here for the week, and that means that you can get a hell of a lot of work done in a relatively short period of time.

Big issues to be discussed. Well, first and foremost, we are in Europe, and that means they are feeling a lot more negatively about the geopolitical environment than we are across the Atlantic. Why? Because the Russian invasion is affecting them directly. It's the permanent end of a 30-year long peace dividend for Europe. It means they are all dramatically ramping up their security spend. They think they're going to have to for the foreseeable future. It means that energy prices, even though they've managed to do a lot on that and they're lower than people expected, they're still a lot higher for the foreseeable future than they would otherwise want. And also, of course, because there are massive numbers of refugees that are being hosted in Europe still from Ukraine, and the concerns about insecurity, instability, what it means to be fighting a proxy, hot war against the world's largest nuclear power right across the border, that's something that people are still trying to grapple with on the mountains here.

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Dambisa Moyo: Europe Energy Transition Needs More Than a "Band-Aid Solution" | GZERO World

Dambisa Moyo: Europe's energy transition needs more than a "band-aid solution"

Most countries around the world understand that sooner or later they will need to transition to using more clean energy. But in the meantime, they still rely on over a hundred million barrels of oil per day.

What's more Russia's war in Ukraine has underscored our dependence on fossil fuels for energy.

“We hadn't anticipated that there'd be a war that would create these shocks. And that puts us slightly offside,” renowned economist Dambisa Moyo tells Ian Bremmer on GZERO World.

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Struggling for Economic Progress as Global Recession Looms in 2023 | GZERO World with Ian Bremmer

Struggling for economic progress as global recession looms in 2023

What's in store for the global economy in 2023? Well, it's not going to be pretty.

A raging war in Europe, sky-high inflation, and an unstable China will create strong economic headwinds in the year to come. But it's not all doom and gloom. Ian Bremmer looks at the state of the global economy in this new year with renowned global economist, Dambisa Moyo, to put it all into perspective on GZERO World.

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Top Risks 2023: A rogue Russia and autocrats threatening the world

What should the world fear more: an increasingly unhinged Vladimir Putin or an unbound Xi Jinping? Will most of the global economy enter a recession next year? And what happens when autocrats master the use of artificial intelligence to undermine democracy around the planet? Eurasia Group experts share their view on the top 10 geopolitical risks for 2023 in this livestream conversation.

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Europe’s Tough Decisions: Russia, China, and EU Unity | GZERO World

Europe’s tough decisions: Russia, China, and EU unity

Winter is coming and for Europe, a bleak winter it may be.

The escalating Russia/Ukraine war has united European support to Kyiv’s cause, but it’s also brought a plethora of economic, political, and social challenges. Inflation, a sinking Euro, and the possibility of an energy crisis brings to question just how long Europe’s support for Ukraine will last?

On GZERO World, Ian Bremmer speaks with German diplomat Christoph Heusgen, who served as his country’s ambassador to the United Nations and is now chairman of the Munich Security Conference.

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Will Rishi Sunak Prove The UK Can Govern Itself? | Europe In :60 | GZERO Media

Can Rishi Sunak restore UK economic and political stability?

Carl Bildt, former prime minister of Sweden, shares his perspective on European politics.

What are the key tasks for the new UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak?

Well, basically restore some credibility in the ability of the UK to govern itself in a reasonable way after the tumultuous months that we have seen. That applies to management of the economy. That applies to, sort of, cohesion in the Conservative Party. And that applies also, to restoring some sort of sense in the approach to cooperation with the rest of Europe. So quite a tall order.

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Europe Supports Ukraine Despite Energy Crisis: EU's Von der Leyen | Europe In :60 | GZERO Media

Europe supports Ukraine despite energy crisis: EU’s von der Leyen

Carl Bildt, former prime minister of Sweden, shares his perspective on European politics.

What were the main points of the commission President Ursula von der Leyen's State of Europe speech?

Well, the first point was obviously support for Ukraine in different forms. And she highlighted in particular the need to get Ukraine full access to the European internal market, thus facilitating the long-term development of the Ukrainian economy. The second item that she dealt with quite a lot was, of course, the energy crisis in order to bear and handle the winter as the Russians are cutting the gas.

Second question: what's going to happen in Sweden after the recent election?

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