Date: Thursday 15 November 2012, 14:15 - 17:30
Venue: European Parliament, Room A1G3 - 60 rue Wiertz - 1047 Brussels
Today, almost every country, regardless of its economic development status uses the fossil fuel and this inevitably has led to an increased pressure on global reserves; established reserves are depleted, and there are hardly any new discoveries of reserves, which can be exploited safely.
The increase in oil price for the last 10 years is a testimony for the increased scarcity, and has had a strong impact on our economy, which is extremely dependent on oil. As a result, the daily life of European citizens is directly affected by this trend.
The conference ‘Towards the End of Oil’, therefore discusses this important topic. Its first part will present the report "Europe facing Peak Oil" and will address the geopolitical, economic and anthropological dimensions of the question. In the second part, the speakers will address the various political responses that could be given at local and European level.
1st roundtable : Peak oil and its consequences for Europe
2nd roundtable : Which responses to be given at the European and local level to peak oil ?