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Why the Ukraine war may power Asia’s green energy shift

For years there have been calls for Asia - which is home to some of the world's biggest CO2 emitters - to ditch fossil fuels to help tackle climate change.

Countries in the region – including its three biggest economies China, Japan and India – were criticised last year for not making a bigger commitment at the COP26 global climate change conference.

  • Mariko Oi
  • BBC

But six months on, there is another, arguably more immediate reason for Asia to make the transition away from oil, gas and coal: money.

Global energy prices have jumped since late February when Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine.

It has pushed European countries to find ways to rely less on Russian gas with…

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