‘Meet the Thinker: Helen Thompson’

7 Sept.'23
- 19:30

Geopolitics on a finite Earth

In collaboration with the think tank Oikos, we are pleased to invite Helen Thompson to our stage. She is a British professor of Political Economy and author of the influential book Disorder: Hard Times in the 21st Century. Thompson is an expert on energy and geopolitics. If fossil fuels have always been a matter of international struggle, the transition to renewable energy will be no different. Energy will continue to define geopolitics. According to Thompson, the energy transition to renewables can be described as revolutionary. Over a period of 30 years, we will redraw the entire energy base of modern civilisation. Renewable energy sources require a lot of metals, which are readily available in some parts of the world, such as China. This brings with it new relationships in world politics.


Interview: Tine Hens

Practical information


Hall M

Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS


  • English

Sound level

Level 1 ≤ 85 db

This event is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Oikos and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation.



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