JULIA DAVIY, CEO IMAGENERIA,
Co-Founder Institute of Green Economics NGO (Kyiv)
Published: February 25, 2022
Budgets will be redirected from social programs
for the needs of the war and the restoration of infrastructure after its end. Furthermore, this war will create thousands of refugees, unemployed and wounded, requiring significant financial investments in rehabilitation.
Ukraine & Russia are responsible for 1/3 of global wheat supply and have top positions in provision of some other crops, vegetable oils and food categories.
As the Russian military is staying at the territory of the Chernobyl nuclear plant, there is a high risk of global technological disasters.
Floodwaters will dissolve heavy metals like mercury, lead, and arsenic and contaminate groundwater.
Spreading of nuclear dust from Chornobyl zone by Russian soldiers alone leads to further groundwater contamination by radioactive particles.
FOR NOW, SOME WIND, SOLAR, AND SMALL HYDRO PLANTS ALREADY DAMAGED BY RUSSIAN MILITARY IN UKRAINE.
GAS PRICES & INFLATION SKYROCKET.
ENERGY MARKETS COULD BE REBUILT WITH TURNING BACK TO "DIRTY" ENERGY. YET, IT ALSO CAN BE A CHANCE FOR FURTHER CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION.
GOVERNMENTS AND BUSINESSES COULD PRIORITIZE SURVIVAL.
INNOVATION IMPLEMENTATION COULD BE PAUSED
ALLOWING RUSSIAN AUTOCRACY TO SWALLOW THE TERRITORY OF A SOVEREIGN STATE BUILT ON EUROPEAN DEMOCRATIC VALUES COULD CAUSE A GENOCIDE IN THE HEART OF EUROPE
KYIV, ONE OF THE CRADLES OF EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION, FOUNDED BACK IN 482 AD, AND THE SEVENTH BY POPULATION CITY IN EUROPE, TODAY SUFFERS MULTIPLE DESTRUCTION FROM SHELLING BY THE RUSSIAN MILITARY
FURTHERMORE, THE WAR IN THE HEART OF EUROPE LEADS TO THE USE OF WASTEFUL AND POLLUTING METHODS OF PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION
THEY MAY NOT SURVIVE THE POLLUTION CAUSED BY WAR
UNIQUE EUROPEAN ECOSYSTEMS, RARE ANIMAL AND PLANT SPECIES LIVING ONLY HERE ARE AT A STAKE
FURTHERMORE, UKRAINE USED TO BE A NUCLEAR COUNTRY THAT GAVE UP NUCLEAR WEAPONS UNDER INSURANCE OF PROTECTION GIVEN BY THE UK, UNITED STATES, FRANCE, AND CHINA. ALL OF THEM SIGNED THE BUDAPEST MEMORANDUM ON SECURITY ASSURANCES. HOWEVER, THAT DID NOT PROTECT UKRAINE.
PEACE IN THE WORLD IS UNACHIEVABLE WITHOUT FULL PROTECTION OF THE UKRAINIAN SOVEREIGNTY & TERRITORY
UNITING FOR PEACE IS ESSENTIAL FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE