Climate change is one of the most important issues facing humanity, particularly in the Global South. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has compelled European states to prioritize energy security. Indirect effects of the European response are likely to include an increased use of coal, gas supply shortages in some developing countries, and long-term development of new natural gas production. The costs of energy security policies in Europe, and also in China, India and other countries, are likely to be measured in higher carbon emissions.
Baev, Pavel K.; Nicholas Marsh & Harry Tzimitras (2022) The Energy Crisis Hits Europe: Resonances for the Global South and Climate Change, PRIO Policy Brief, 4. Oslo: PRIO.