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War & Sustainability. A detour or accelerator?

In Climate, Tech With Purpose News by Scott

This is an interesting article from McKinsey on the impact the Ukraine conflict has on the global necessity of carbon abatement.

In the short-term the impact will be negative, but in the mid-term it could prove to be an accelerator towards a new energy paradigm, just as previous wars accelerated energy transitions into civilian life.

“The 19th century’s naval wars accelerated a shift from wind- to coal-powered vessels. World War I brought about a shift from coal to oil. World War II introduced nuclear energy as a major power source. In each of these cases, wartime innovations flowed directly to the civilian economy and ushered in a new era.”

However, one line caught my attention particularly. In order for the long term upside to be achieved, our “leaders [must] act with farsightedness and courage.

#netzero #ClimateAction #energytransistion

Read the original article here

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