The NATO summit is taking place in Madrid on 28, 29 and 30 June, more than four months after the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Analysts agree that this summit is one of the most important to be held by the military alliance in recent decades.


This summit is perhaps one of the most relevant because we are at a turning point in which the global order is being reconfigured, on the occasion of COVID-19 and accentuated by the war in Ukraine.

As a result of the war in Ukraine, the commitment to renewable energies is being accelerated by trying to break ties with Russian energy.

Today, Russia supplies gas that supplies Europe: 40 % of the gas that the European Union imports comes from Russia. And that percentage rises to 100 % for Bulgaria, 90 % for Finland and Lithuania, 80 % for Poland, 60 % for Austria and Hungary, 50 % for Germany and 40 % for Italy.

As the data shows, Europe’s high energy dependence is evident. For this reason, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, among many other actions, has pushed for agreements to improve the European energy market. In view of this situation, what should the European Union propose? That 60% of its energy pool should come from renewable energies by 2030, contributing to decarbonisation and the fight against climate change.

Renewable energies such as wind and solar are undoubtedly a key component of the path towards energy independence. In fact, the rate of renewable energy has not stopped growing, making the biggest leap since 2020.

The way to achieve this energy transition, decarbonisation and the fight against climate change is to set as a goal the European Green Pact, a programme of the European Commission aimed at making the continent a climate-neutral area by 2050. We can therefore consider the European Green Pact as another tool in the fight against the Russian invader.

The aim of the European Green Pact is to achieve climate neutrality, as Europe’s future depends on the planet’s future.  Today’s climate and environmental challenges demand an urgent and ambitious response.