The climate consequences for Nepal of the war in Ukraine

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Image by Amit MachaMasi via Nepali Times. Used with permission. This article by Sonia Awale was first published in Nepali Times. An edited version is republished on Global Voices as part of a content-sharing agreement. Names have been changed to maintain anonymity. The Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has been called “a war over fossil fuel” because it has exposed Europe’s dependence on fossil fuel imports. But it has also underlined the urgency of switching to renewable energy to mitigate global climate breakdown. The war has driven global inflation; food prices have soared; gas i…

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