The Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) absolutely condemns the Russian military’s unprovoked and unjustified attack against another sovereign nation, Ukraine. The assault goes against the fundamental values of human wellbeing, safety, and dignity that our organisation seeks to advance.
During and after the conflict, CREA will be looking for ways to support Ukraine’s struggle. We will be redirecting our resources to this end as needed. This includes identifying solutions to eliminate Europe’s reliance on fossil fuel imports from Russia and its vulnerability to deliberate supply disruptions, as well as the effective implementation of economic and financial countermeasures against Russia and the rendition of all possible support for Ukraine.
Immediately after the beginning of the assault, the connection between our work and the conflict in Ukraine was underlined by the head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Svitlana Krakovska:
“Climate change and conflict have the same roots — fossil fuels — and our dependence on them. We will not surrender in Ukraine, and we hope the world will not surrender in building a climate resilient future.”
Last year, CREA worked with Ukraine’s Ecoaction and had planned to continue work on air pollution in the country this year. We will treat any request for help or support from within the country as a priority as long as the conflict and its aftermath last.
We urgently call for an end to the assault and stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian and Russian people calling for peace.
CREA Board and Staff