Position: The global political situation - accelerator or brake in climate protection?

Energy economist Christian von Hirschhausen (TU Berlin) and economic researcher Jens Boysen-Hogrefe (Kiel Institute for the World Economy) take contrasting positions on the impact of the Ukraine war on climate protection in their viewpoints in the Tagesspiegel. One saw the European political signs as pointing to increased expansion of renewables and Russia as too isolated to negatively influence other countries in climate negotiations. The other saw Europe as merely moving away from Russian gas to fossil fuels from friendly countries. The split in commodity markets, Boysen-Hogrefe said, was leading to a shift in production to low-energy price countries friendly to Russia, thus weakening the climate impact of the EU ETS.


> Read Christian von Hirschhausen's viewpoint "The global political situation as an accelerator of climate protection" (in German)

> Read Jens Boysen-Hogrefe's viewpoint "War is not a climate protector" (in German)



Christian von Hirschhausen
Jens Boysen-Hogrefe


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