International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

 

THE IMPORTANT ISSUES OF CURRENT AGENDA: ENERGY SECURITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Aybike SERTTAS ERTIKE, Umit HACIOGLU

Abstract
Energy issues and especially the term of ‘energy security’ have risen to the top of the political agenda in the 21st century. Today, there is a strong consensus on the importance of energy security as asymmetries between distribution channels of energy sources and energy consumers calibrate international politics and state behaviors. Nevertheless, the rising issue of global climate change spurs up a new debate on available approaches to energy security. Politically, states in international order are seeking for energy self sufficiency. Economically, security is attached to the access to energy sources, and to its ability to supply demanded energy products to marketplace. Ecologically, the rising approach to energy security is to protect ecological biosphere. In this study, it aimed to illustrate that energy security in the era of global climate change combines three main approaches: politic, economic and ecologic. Within the framework of this study, the term of energy security is taken into consideration as well as developing an economic approach to politics.

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