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Siberia’s 2021 fires were stronger than the fires in Greece, Turkey, Italy, the United States, and Canada combined
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Siberia’s 2021 fires were stronger than the fires in Greece, Turkey, Italy, the United States, and Canada combined

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Russia Country Manager Michael Oshchepkov   Throughout the past year, the impact of climate change has increasingly become evident by a series of extreme weather events around the world—Russia is no exception. Climate change is accelerating in the country as we speak and local residents are facing unprecedented...

Russia Plans to Have 45-50% of Its Electricity Supply Derive from Nuclear Power by 2050
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Russia Plans to Have 45-50% of Its Electricity Supply Derive from Nuclear Power by 2050

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Russia Country Manager Michael OshchepkovSince the Russian state was formed in 1991, nuclear power has been playing an increasingly important role in the country’s economic development efforts. If in 1991 the share of nuclear power usage was about 11.2% in total Russia’s energy balance, in 2019 it amounted...

Russia’s Largest Obstacle: An Outdated Fuel and Energy System
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Russia’s Largest Obstacle: An Outdated Fuel and Energy System

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Russia Country Manager Michael Oshchepkov Emissions from motor vehicles is a major obstacle to achieving the Russian goal of reducing energy intensity of GDP by 25% by 2025 and reducing automobile emissions by 60% by 2030. Currently, motor vehicles in Russia run mainly on petroleum products. Only about...

Russia Has Set an Ambitious Goal for Reducing Emissions by 2030
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Russia Has Set an Ambitious Goal for Reducing Emissions by 2030

This post was submitted by Russia Country Manager Michael OshchepkovAccording to the international scientific and political consensus, the main cause of climate change on the planet is the increase in the average annual temperature of the atmosphere. The main causes are primarily carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4), which accounted for 63.1% and 32.4% of...

Russia Spotlight City: Moscow
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Russia Spotlight City: Moscow

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Russia Country Manager Michael Oshchepkov Even though Russia does not project an image of a country that is deeply concerned about climate change mitigation, there are a few cities which are actually worried about this problem. Of course, no other city in the country embodies these sentiments quite...

Best Climate Practice Russia: The Russian Socio-Ecological Union (RSEU)
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Best Climate Practice Russia: The Russian Socio-Ecological Union (RSEU)

Submitted by Climate Scorecard Russia Country Manager Michael Oshchepkov As NGOs typically call attention to shortcomings in services provided by the state, there are some “red lines” impeding their broad activities in the Russian Federation. Despite this situation, there are both local NGOs and branches of international NGOs in Russia with hardly any having a...

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