Assessing Energy Security in Asia & Europe: Policy Brief for CAREC

Jan 2020; CAREC Institute

This policy brief emerged from a joint workshop organized by the CAREC Institute and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) on the topic of achieving energy security in Asia during 22-23 October 2019 in Almaty, Kazakhstan where renowned scholars and authors of the book titled “Achieving Energy Security in Asia: Diversification, Integration, and Policy Implications,” and the CAREC government officials deliberated on the status of energy consumption, energy supply, import, export, energy cooperation with neighboring countries, strategies for increasing a share of renewable energy, and analyzing the energy security levels in their respective countries.

This policy brief provides policy recommendations including simultaneous increase in all four dimensions of energy security – availability, applicability, acceptability and affordability – to improve the national energy security in CAREC counties, establishing a unified legal energy framework, and building a common energy market in CAREC region to improve the regional energy security.

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