Energy and Non-Traditional Security (NTS) in Asia by Mely Caballero-Anthony, Youngho Chang, Nur Azha Putra

By Mely Caballero-Anthony, Youngho Chang, Nur Azha Putra

Conventional notions of safeguard are premised at the primacy of nation protection. when it comes to strength safeguard, conventional coverage considering has enthusiastic about making sure offer with no a lot emphasis on socioeconomic and environmental affects. Non-traditional defense (NTS) students argue that threats to human safety became more and more favourite because the finish of the chilly warfare, and that it really is hence serious to undertake a holistic and multidisciplinary process in addressing emerging power wishes. This quantity represents the views of students from throughout Asia, taking a look at assorted features of power safety via a non-traditional safety lens. the problems lined contain environmental and socioeconomic affects, the function of the marketplace, the function of civil society, strength sustainability and coverage tendencies within the ASEAN quarter.

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The longlasting effects of the nuclear accident may serve as a reminder for the government and the public alike of the real costs of twisted energy governance. Then again, it was functioning energy governance that eventually helped Japan overcome the apparent post-Fukushima energy crisis in the summer of 2011. Nonetheless, some loopholes might have existed and Tokyo is in the process of reviewing what went 21 ‘‘Gov’t Calls for Energy Savings, Cites Gulf Crisis’’, in: Associated Press (13 August 1990).

Even so, not building dams for hydropower plants that could help to address the region’s energy insufficiency may exacerbate its energy shortages. Indeed, the interconnectedness of the region’s ecological, food and energy crises might stall and even reverse development in Southeast Asia. Not surprisingly, then, the interactions between climate change mitigation and energy security policies are attracting growing attention worldwide. Reflecting this trend, the national energy policies of countries, such as Australia, the UK and France, have put much emphasis on the linkages between energy security and climate change (IEA 2007a, p.

Governments and academicians should intensify discussions in this regard, and complementary track I and track II exercises will be required accordingly. 3. Regional frameworks need to be established, as sound institutional mechanisms at the national and regional levels would be able to deal with energy security threats effectively. Institutional mechanisms will help equip governments with the capacity to understand and anticipate the threats posed by climate change and to formulate relevant policies and solutions in response.

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