Episode 17: UK and Russian Approaches to Climate Change and the Energy Transition

This episode examines how the UK and Russia are approaching the interlinked challenges of climate change and the transition from hydrocarbon reliance to ‘green’ energy, and explores how these issues are shaping the domestic and foreign policies of the two countries, as well as their bilateral relationship.

Professor Michael Bradshaw, Professor of Global Energy at the University of Warwick Business School, and Maria Pastukhova, Senior Policy Advisor in the energy and climate change think tank E3G’s Berlin office, discuss with Dr Neil Melvin, Director RUSI International Security Studies, how efforts to tackle climate change and manage the energy transition away from carbon resources are affecting the geoeconomics of the UK–Russia relationship, and consider the potential for joint work in this area as the bilateral relationship has become increasingly confrontational.


Dr Neil Melvin

Director, International Security

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