Some have questioned whether Western leaders are putting too much reliance on fossil fuels and whether such a policy shift could delay, if not derail, global climate efforts. Illustration by Perry Tse
Some have questioned whether Western leaders are putting too much reliance on fossil fuels and whether such a policy shift could delay, if not derail, global climate efforts. Illustration by Perry Tse

Energy crisis: How Russia-Ukraine conflict is forcing Europe to turn the clock back on climate goals this winter

  • Britain plans to boost oil production, while Germany will reopen coal-fired power plants to ensure the lights don’t go out this winter
  • China warns some European countries appear to be taking a ‘backswing’ on climate goals, while IEA says carbon-neutral goals could be set back ‘decades’

Some have questioned whether Western leaders are putting too much reliance on fossil fuels and whether such a policy shift could delay, if not derail, global climate efforts. Illustration by Perry Tse
Some have questioned whether Western leaders are putting too much reliance on fossil fuels and whether such a policy shift could delay, if not derail, global climate efforts. Illustration by Perry Tse
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