When looking at how aljazeera covered COP27 they went into depth about how Ukraine is being affected. Because of the war in Ukraine, and the fact that the war was waged by Russia with whom is a major gas supplier and brought up the term “energy security” which was a highly used term in conferences and in EU politics. EU politics is also getting affected by Russia’s war with the EU commission president saying that Europe is “at a critical juncture for the security and stability of the European continent”. Based on these news reportings, the tone in COP27 seems to be, similarly to last years, slightly negative. The fear that I seem to notice is that we will continue to delay really fixing climate issues until it is too late, and until a cataclysmic climate event occurs that really opens our eyes, we won’t do anything.
On the bright side, Aljazeera reports that markets are increasingly benefiting from secondary sources of energy such as wind, solar, and nuclear. These forms of energy due to technological advances a have become more mainstream including electric cars helping out the carbon footprint. The US has earmarked billions of dollars for nuclear nenergy projects even with Russia being out of commission due to the war. This is important because Russia provides a large amount of the enriched uranium that is needed for nuclear use.