The full-scale war in Ukraine, started by Russia in late February 2022 has both direct and indirect environmental and climate impact. The direct impact usually implies destruction of ecosystems and wildlife, chemical pollution, pollution from the use of warfare and infrastructure destruction. Yet, indirect consequences might have a less obvious effect. From the re-shaping of the global energy, metal, food and fertilizers markets to changes in countries’ environmental and climate policies and actions, the war in Ukraine provokes global change in global and national environmental and climate governance, including Russia’s environmental and climate policies and environmental activism in the country.

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