"The Russia-Ukraine crisis is already a human catastrophe. And it could also
prove disastrous for climate action by slowing the global energy transition.
Both Russia and Ukraine are key suppliers of crucial metals used in the
manufacture of green technologies such as solar panels, wind turbines and
electric vehicle batteries. The conflict threatens global supplies of these
Concerns over energy security are also spurring fossil fuel imports and have
triggered calls in Australia to delay emissions reduction efforts.
But the war in Eastern Europe must not cause global climate action to falter.
We must ensure the renewables industry is better able to withstand such global
shocks – which in the long run will aid the transition."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics