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You’re Invited: War vs Climate with Gernot Wagner

You’re Invited: War vs Climate with Gernot Wagner

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created fallout in Europe’s energy markets. Countries like Germany that were dependent on Russian gas imports in their energy mix are facing rising prices for energy and possible shortages as winter looms.

The human cost of the invasion is tragic. But what role did climate policies have in creating the current situation? What role can they have in mitigating it?  What can European countries do in the very short term to address the energy shortfall, and how might this event shape the energy transition moving forwards, including the impact on demand for Canadian energy in Europe?

Join David, Sara, Ed, and climate economist Gernot Wagner of Columbia University to discuss Europe’s energy crisis and its implications for Canadian energy exports, on Episode 36 of Energy vs Climate.

Register and tune in on October 6th at 10:00 a.m. MT / 12:00 p.m. ET.

If you can’t make it, watch the replay on Youtube or listen to the podcast, available October 7th. Find our entire back catalogue at and follow us on Twitter @EnergyvsClimate.

Gernot Wagner is a climate economist at Columbia Business School.

David Keith is a professor at Harvard in Engineering and the Kennedy School. He is the founder of Carbon Engineering and was formerly a professor at the University of Calgary. He splits his time between Canmore and Cambridge.

Sara Hastings-Simon studies energy transitions at the intersection of policy, business, and technology. She’s a policy wonk, a physicist turned management consultant, and a professor at the University of Calgary and Director of the Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Development.

Ed Whittingham is a clean energy policy/finance consultant, fellow at the Public Policy Forum and a mentor with the Creative Destruction Lab. He is the former executive director of the Pembina Institute.‌