This half-day conference from the Centre for Geopolitics’ Baltic Geopolitics Programme is supported by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s Network of Liberty fund.  

Its purpose is to promote wider understanding and discussion of the ways in which the Baltic and Northern European countries, including the UK, can cooperate to address energy needs, reduce dependence on importing energy from Russia and strengthen geopolitical security.

The event will bring together politicians and decision-makers in business and government from both Britain and the region, as well as academics specialising in history, geopolitics, energy policy, and green energy technology.


Welcome and Introduction

Graham Stuart, UK Minister for Energy and Climate

Panel 1 – Energy Supply and the green transition 

Albinas Zananavičius, Lithuanian Vice-Minister of Energy
Kaja Tael, Estonian Ambassador at large for Climate and Energy Policy
David Cairns, Vice-President of Political and Public Affairs, Global, Equinor
Professor Michael Rodi, Professor of Climate Law, University of Greifswald

Panel 2 – Building the resilience of critical energy infrastructure

Artis Pabriks, Former Latvian Minister of Defence, 2019-2021
Air Vice-Marshal (Ret’d) Mike Hart CBE
Commander (Ret’d) Jens Wenzel Kristoffersen, University of Copenhagen

The conference will be followed by a reception between 18:30 and 20:30.