Putin’s war could be a crossroads for the climate

This week’s conflict begins in the heavily gas-dependent . To avoid importing gas from , there is now a large investment in terminals for liquefied , LNG. The problem is that it has a greater climate impact compared to the gas that comes in pipelines from Russia. Reporter Marcus Hansson goes to Wilhelmshaven where one of the terminals is being built and meets Imke Zwoch, from the environmental organization BUND.

Some of the gas that Europe now hopes will replace the Russian one is believed to come from Africa. But African environmental organizations are critical and accuse the West of double standards. They want African countries not to build their economies on fossil fuels, but when the war came to Europe, we wanted to invest in fossil fuels ourselves. Host Robin Olin talks to Landry Ninteretse from the environmental organization 350 org

First the pandemic and now the war have meant that the climate issue has been overshadowed by the climate movement in . But perhaps the war can give climate activists new arguments. Putin has clarified the connection between fossil fuels and war, says Kristian Smedjeback, from Extinction Rebellion, whom David Rasmusson meets in Pildammsparken in

And on the other side of the Sound, in the country of , it is hoped that the war will accelerate the green transition. David Rasmusson meets Kristian Jensen, CEO of the industry organization Green Power Denmark. who believe that Putin has become a selling point for green energy

The +50 climate conference was held this week and SR’s climate correspondent Marie-Louise Kristola was there to talk to researchers. There are those who worry that Europe is now investing heavily in new fossil infrastructure, but there are also those like Amory Lovins who believe that Putin has broken the fossil age through his war and that he has unknowingly accelerated a green transition.

Robin Olin meets Åsa Persson, head of research and vice president at the Stockholm Environment Institute, who believes that the climate issue will continue to be a high priority, despite the war and other crises. But the big question now is how much the investments that are now being made in fossil infrastructure will slow down .

Participants: Imke Zwochthe environmental organization BUND, Landry Ninteretse the environmental organization 350.org, Kristian Smedjebackclimate activist Extinction Rebellion, Ebba Reinickeclimate activist Extinction Rebellion, Kristian JensenCEO of Green Power Danmark, Åsa Perssonhead of research and vice president of the Stockholm Environment Institute.

Host: Robin Olin
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Reporters: Marcus Hansson, Marie-Louise Kristola

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Producer: David Rasmusson
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Source: ICELAND NEWS

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