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Геополитика экологических проблем

ЛОНДОН – Похоже, что почти весь мир на грани срыва. Отношения Запада с Россией, будущее НАТО, гражданская война в Сирии и потоки беженцев, растущий правый популизм, влияние автоматизации и предстоящий уход Соединенного Королевства из Европейского союза ‑ все эти и другие темы бурлят в дебатах по всему миру. Но одна тема – можно сказать, самая важная и актуальная из всех – игнорируется или отодвигается в сторону: окружающая среда.

Это же происходило и на нынешнем годовом собрании Всемирного экономического форума в Давосе (Швейцария). Кроме упоминания Парижского соглашения о климате китайским президентом Си Цзиньпином, вопросы изменения климата и устойчивого развития даже не поднимались в основных выступлениях. Вместо этого данная тема была переведена на уровень дополнительных встреч, на которых она редко пересекалась с текущими политическими и экономическими событиями.

Перенос проблемы охраны окружающей среды на обочину вопросов геополитической и социальной нестабильности является ошибкой, и не только потому, что это критический момент в вопросе борьбы с изменением климата. Экологическая деградация и нестабильность природных ресурсов подрывают нашу способность заниматься самыми крупными глобальными проблемами, с которыми мы сегодня сталкиваемся.

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