EWI works to address global fears about access to resources and energy by rebuilding confidence in international rules and cooperative approaches that reconcile competing stakeholder interests. We promote confidence-building measures to ensure resource and energy security, including a quick shift to a low-carbon energy future. To achieve these goals, we are using our networks to bring together leaders from different countries and disparate points of view to reframe questions and foster agreement to manage this global challenge and prevent future conflicts.
New Ideas to Ensure Energy Security
EWI works with opinion formers, decision makers, and mass media to deliver fresh approaches to ensure energy security and access to resources. Some of the ideas EWI has put forward in recent years are:
- International nuclear fuel banks, backed by the U.S. and Russia, that provide fissile material to other states and limit nuclear proliferation
- Cooperative ventures between China and the U.S. in Africa to reduce conflicts over resources
- An international energy tribunal to help increase transparency and competition in global energy markets.
High Level Access to Policy Makers in Difficult Markets
EWI and its partners work with political leaders and high-level officials in countries troubled by disputes over energy investments and markets. EWI is the only action-oriented NGO working consistently to bridge the governments of Russia, China, the United States and Europe and other major energy powers to create new solutions.
EWI has a rare reputation for quickly convening the right networks to address security challenges, and brings this strength to work on international energy policy and problems. We have worked with CEOs and senior executives of leading energy companies, political leaders in the energy sector, and other actors to catalyze solutions. Our reputation, as exemplified by our ranking in 2009 among the top two per cent of international affairs think tanks in the U.S., is due to our ability to combine new ideas with effective networking and follow-up to implement them.