The war in Ukraine and the energy crisis: can the RepowerEU plan help both?

Thursday, September 22, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time (US)
Zoom Webinar

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About the event

The Russian war in Ukraine has already caused significant damage to Ukrainians and continues to bring new tragedies every day and every hour. The full impact of this war has yet to be understood. However, it is clear that February 24, 2022, the day of the Russian invasion, marked a point of no return for the political and economic order established in Ukraine, in the European Union and in the world. The energy sector is one of the central elements of this war. Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, calls the current energy crisis a truly global first in terms of scale and complexity. Urgent action must be taken to stop the war, solve the energy crisis and minimize climate change. This webinar will discuss how the war in Ukraine and the energy and climate crises are linked. We will explore the main causes, the actions taken and those to be taken in the future. In May 2022, the European Commission adopted the RePowerEU plan to reduce dependence on Russian fossil fuels. We will discuss the effectiveness of this plan in helping to stop the war and resolve the energy crisis, and the risks and opportunities it presents for the transition to clean energy in Europe and around the world.

About the speaker

Photo of Ganna Gladkykh smilingGanna Gladkykh is a Ukrainian who currently works as a clean energy transition expert at the European Energy Research Alliance in Brussels. She holds a master’s degree in applied economics and systems dynamics and an interdisciplinary doctorate in economics and environmental sciences. For the past ten years, Ganna has been involved in the Clean Energy Transition movement as an activist, researcher and policy analyst.