The Environmental, Energy, and Climate Impacts of Russia’s War in Ukraine with Laura A. Henry

Thursday | January 12, 2023
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Zoom
Audience: Adults

 

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The Environmental, Energy, and Climate Impacts of Russia’s War in Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has led to on-going hardship, displacement, and suffering for many Ukrainians. At the same time, the effects of the war have rippled beyond the region of the former Soviet Union. The war has disrupted environmental cooperation, transformed global energy markets, and added uncertainty in international efforts to address climate change. Will Russia’s war accelerate international efforts to decarbonize economies and facilitate a green transition? Or will the war undermine these energy and climate goals? As the most directly affected, are Europeans positioned to cope with the loss of Russian oil and gas? What are the areas of fragility and adaptation in this “turbulent” period in international politics? In this talk, Professor Henry considers the direct and indirect environmental costs of the war.

Laura A. Henry is a Professor in the Department of Government and Legal Studies and is currently the chair of the Russian Department at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Her research investigates Russia’s post-Soviet transformation with a particular focus civil society, citizen activism, and environmental politics as well as international politics of the environment, climate, and the Arctic. Henry is the co-author (with Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom) of Bringing Global Governance Home: NGO Mediation in BRICS States (Oxford University Press, 2021) and the author of Red to Green: Environmental Activism in Post-Soviet Russia (Cornell University Press, 2010). She is also the co-editor of Russian Civil Society: A Critical Assessment (M.E. Sharpe, 2006). Her work has appeared in Environmental Politics, Global Environmental Politics, Post-Soviet Affairs, Europe-Asia Studies among other journals. She has been a Watson Foundation fellow and a Fulbright Scholar.

The Portland Public Library partners each year with the Camden Conference to bring a series of original programs to our community in addition to the conference itself, held in mid-coast Maine.  This year, the conference celebrates it’s 36th  season.  The theme will be Global Trade and Politics: Managing Turbulence.  The Portland Public Library is offering three related Community Events in the first weeks of January, prior to the conference itself which is scheduled for mid-coast Maine on the weekend of February 17-19, 2023.

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Global Trade and Politics: Managing Turbulence

We partner each year with the Camden Conference to bring a series of original programs to our community in addition to the conference itself, held in mid-coast Maine.  This year, the conference celebrates it’s 36th  season.  The theme will be Global Trade and Politics: Managing Turbulence.  The Portland Public Library is offering three related Community Events in the first weeks of January, prior to the conference itself which is scheduled for mid-coast Maine on the weekend of February 17-19, 2023.

Recommended Readings

To view the full list of books suggestions for this year’s theme, visit the Camden Conference Recommended Readings.