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

Traditional notions of protection are premised at the primacy of nation safety. with regards to power safety, conventional coverage pondering has curious about making sure provide with out a lot emphasis on socioeconomic and environmental affects. Non-traditional safety (NTS) students argue that threats to human defense became more and more widespread because the finish of the chilly battle, and that it's therefore serious to undertake a holistic and multidisciplinary technique in addressing emerging power wishes. This quantity represents the views of students from throughout Asia, assorted elements of strength protection via a non-traditional safety lens. the problems lined contain environmental and socioeconomic affects, the position of the marketplace, the function of civil society, power sustainability and coverage tendencies within the ASEAN region.

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Pascual (2008) points out that, according to company plans, capital expenditure by leading energy companies increased sharply in nominal terms over the first half of the century’s first decade and continued so until 2010. 15 What is more, the prospect of additional energy capacity generation from such increased investment spending is being blunted by rising costs. Not surprisingly then, investments in 2005 were reportedly lower than that in 2000 and capacity additions due to planned upstream investment up to 2010 were expected to boost global spare crude production only slightly (Pascual 2008, p.

6 Mitigation was noted as the most important strategy for addressing climate change, meaning that countries should incorporate mitigation strategies into national development planning. It was emphasised that a regional approach was needed to further explore responses to the security risks associated with climate change. The Brussels seminar concluded and recommended approaches and actions for addressing climate change. First, it pointed out that, in addition to efforts at the national level, regional political dialogue to promote understanding of the complex interlinkages between climate change and security implications needed to continue.

Yao a measure of energy diversity to assess the energy security status of ASEAN countries. Data suggested that ASEAN’s energy security status was not good due to the region’s high dependence on fossil fuels. ASEAN countries do recognise the various challenges they face due not only to climate change but also energy shortage, and how solutions for one of these challenges may exacerbate targets for the other. Several policies and initiatives are in place to address ASEAN’s climate change concerns and improve its energy security.

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