The new geopolitical environment, currently in the process of being reshaped by Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine, is complex, fractured, and volatile. The fallout from Covid-19 continues to shake political and economic systems. In addition, the supply chain crisis, partially produced by the pandemic, is inseparable from the much longer-term question of energy and, therefore, the climate. The energy crisis has multiple dimensions, from the competitive race for a green transition, to the social question of ‘just transition’ to once again the crisis in Ukraine. Third, the invasion shows the limits of the 20th-century international system that has been key to peace and security in Europe.
Within this difficult picture, GEF aims to define the conversation around geopolitics by consolidating the debate on new geopolitical trends around some of the content that it has produced over the years. The Foundation also intends to utilise its wide variety of publications, materials and networks to stimulate discussions with CSOs and academia to bring enrichingly diverse and multifaceted angles to the table. Finally, GEF also contributes to the debate on the consequences of the current geopolitical landscape, including the Russo-Ukrainian crisis, for Greens and Green European proposals in their effort to ensure a more just and sustainable world.