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Top stories shaping your industry for the first half of 2022

June: During a summit in Brussels, EU leaders agreed to boost preparations for further cuts in Russian gas. The leaders have urged the European Commission to propose a plan to secure energy supply at affordable prices. 

May: War, extreme weather, supply chain disruptions, and the pandemic have hit energy markets around the world hard, putting economies and even lives at risk.

April: Recent covid-related shutdowns in Shanghai heaped more pressure on global supply chains.

March: Global CO2 emissions reached the highest level in history in 2021, as the world bounced back from the pandemic, according to an analysis by the IEA.

February: This month marked the 100th day since COP26, but there is no obvious progress that has been made on the commitments made during the conference in Glasgow.

January: According to a climate report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the US in 2021 saw 20 weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each.