I was trilled and honoured to participate in the 4th Lisbon Conference on “The Acceleration of Global Change and How the Pandemic is Affecting it” on the panel dedicated to “The divergence over climate action: what energy for what future?” together with Jennifer Layke (WRI) and Karin Backstrand (Stockholm University), with a debate chaired by Agostinho Miranda. Unfortunately, it had to be exclusively online, which is a brand of our times.