“What if the Helsinki spirit was revived by climate change?”, Vadim Kononenko (Egmont, Belgium)

In the context of the current Russia-West crisis, there are increasing calls for a new kind of agreement, which should somehow revive the spirit of the Helsinki Final Act of 1975. Should this kind of revival  ever become a realistic option, almost unimaginable at this point in time, climate change should be the main vehicle for building trust and cooperation across nations. However, rekindling the Helsinki spirit with the help of climate change is not an easy fix.

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