Global reaction to energy crisis risks zero carbon transition

The world is going through a major energy crisis as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. At the same time, the next few years are critical for climate action—a last chance to keep the 1.5°C temperature limit within reach. So far, governments have largely failed to seize their chance to rearrange their energy supplies away from fossil fuels. This briefing looks at the shocks to the global energy system and showcases what governments are doing to respond to the energy crisis, outlining clear recommendations for measures to take and avoid.