I disagree that there is zero chance. It is currently low, but there are things that could tempt them. First, oil is non-renewable, which countries like Saudi Arabia are already recognising, with the Crown Prince’s economic reforms. Second, western nations have huge benefits to reap from renewables. The UK, US, France, Nordic countries, Germany, Canada, and most of the rest of Europe could all gain greatly, and (although most oil producing nations could as well), the West could begin making deals to support countries, potentially with ambitious trade deals or aid, to switch to renewables. I agree that won’t be easy or simple, but it is certainly a possibility.

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