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Trudeau Says Russia’s War in Ukraine Speeds Up Energy Transition

Justin Trudeau speaks at a climate conference in Ottawa, on Oct. 18.

Justin Trudeau speaks at a climate conference in Ottawa, on Oct. 18.

Photographer: David Kawai/Bloomberg

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will accelerate, rather than undermine, his country’s efforts to transition away from fossil fuels.

Speaking Tuesday at a climate conference in Ottawa, Trudeau said Canada is doing more to “bend the curve” on emissions than any other stable democracy -- efforts that will allow it to replace Russia as a cleaner and more reliable producer of resources.