Winter is coming: How to shield the most vulnerable and preserve the consensus on the war
Some of Europe’s poorest countries and communities would be hardest hit by disruptions of Russian energy supplies. With a difficult winter ahead, Europe’s ability to redistribute costs equitably and to shield the most vulnerable will determine whether it can preserve social cohesion and the consensus on the war in Ukraine.
It will also be a test case for its commitment to climate justice in the long run.
Which European countries and communities will be most affected by the deepening energy crisis and how well positioned are they to cope? What are the best approaches to mitigate this fallout in both the short and long term? A panel of experts will discuss policy options that meet the need for a principled foreign policy towards Russia, while upholding the EU’s commitment to equity and a just energy transition at home.
Director of the Center for Energy and Climate at Institut Français des Relations Internationales
Director of the Roma Initiatives Office
Fellow at Carnegie Europe
Director of the Directorate for Just Transition, Consumers, Energy Efficiency, and Innovation at the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy
Director of the Energy and Climate Program at the Center for the Study of Democracy, in Bulgaria