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Russia’s War Is the End of Climate Policy as We Know It

Ted Nordhaus writes in Foreign Policy on how Russia’s war has changed the climate discussion.

The C3 Take
  • Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has forever changed the climate discussion by bringing the importance of energy security to the forefront.
  • Climate dogma that focuses solely on emissions reductions, while ignoring energy affordability and reliability, hurts developing economies and the world’s poorest citizens.
  • Moving forward, real climate solutions must advance reliable and secure energy in addition to emissions reductions.

“For better or worse, energy development and security remain the coin of the realm. Any global strategy to build a bulwark against ethnonationalist authoritarianism, achieve economic stability, and transition toward a low-carbon future will need to accommodate itself to that reality.”

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