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Climate Impacts of the Ukraine War


The war in Ukraine has had a profound effect on climate politics and policies around the world. It has caused widespread economic crises and undermined global climate targets. It has also, however, had the potential to speed up energy transition in the mostly developed countries of the Global North. This article discusses these challenges and introduces a special section of this issue of the Czech Journal of International Relations, in which several leading scholars share their views on the climate impacts of the war on and beyond the EU.

Discussion Article (PDF)

Author Biography

Michal Kolmaš

Michal Kolmaš is the Editor-in-Chief of the Czech Journal of International Relations and Associate Professor at Metropolitan University Prague. He focuses on environmental politics and international relations in the Indo-Pacific and has been published in several leading disciplinary outlets, including Global Environmental Politics, The Pacific Review and Cambridge Review of International Affairs. His latest authored book, titled National Identity and Japanese Revisionism, came out with Routledge in 2019.