We proceed our protection from the U.N. local weather convention in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, with outstanding Russian environmentalist Vladimir Slivyak, co-chair of the Russian environmental group Ecodefense and winner of the 2021 Proper Livelihood Award for defending the surroundings and mobilizing grassroots opposition to the coal and nuclear industries in Russia. Slivyak says the Russian struggle in Ukraine, particularly the Russian occupation of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear energy plant, ought to function a warning to right away transition to renewable power sources, not nuclear power, and to cease counting on fossil fuels. “So long as the USA and European Union proceed to pay Vladimir Putin for uranium or fossil gas, that signifies that this cash will likely be used for the struggle in Ukraine. Which means extra folks will die in Ukraine,” he provides.
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