The Initiative on GHG accounting of war has updated the report on greenhouse gas emissions after eighteen months of Russia’s war in Ukraine.
The report now features a legal analysis on holding Russia accountable for the climate damage caused and a suggestion of how Ukraine can rebuild in a green and sustainable way.
Beyond that, the bare facts are still as sobering as they were in the previous update of April 2023.
Emissions caused by the war amount to 150 Mton CO2e, similar to those of a country like Belgium. A fair chunk of these emissions, 36%, is related to the reconstruction of the country. Emissions related to actual warfare and fires make up a similar amount.