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Sakhalin is Planned to Become the First Carbon-Neutral Region in Russia
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Sakhalin is Planned to Become the First Carbon-Neutral Region in Russia

Despite the difficult geopolitical situation in Russia, the problem of climate change has not disappeared, and the country’s leadership continues to move according to its plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. In this regard, the most important climate event in Russia within the first half of 2022 is undoubtedly the decision to conduct a...

Russia: Climate Progress Indicators
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Russia: Climate Progress Indicators

Coal production in Russia in May 2022 is lower by 4.2 million tons than in March 0f 2022; the share of hydrocarbon combustion in the total energy production remains unchanged at 71% and the level of gasification remains the same.   Two other indicators were chosen to analyze climate progress in Russia: Indicator #1 –...

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Adversely Affects Efforts to Mitigate Climate Change
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Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Adversely Affects Efforts to Mitigate Climate Change

Since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine, the Russian government has submitted to the State Duma of the Russian Federation a package of relevant legislative initiatives as part of the Priority Action Plan to ensure the development of the Russian economy in the face of external sanctions pressure.[1] It provides for the postponement of...

Russia: Climate Progress Report
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Russia: Climate Progress Report

Since the main sources of greenhouse gases in Russia are industry and transport, when analyzing the progress Russia is making to reduce its emissions it is worth focusing on these areas. Let’s think about what results would allow Russia to come significantly closer to achieving its goals to reduce greenhouse gases.[1] The first indicator is...

Climate Justice in Russia
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Climate Justice in Russia

HIGHLIGHTS People of the Russian Arctic and the North   NARRATIVE Over the past few decades, the problem of global warming has become particularly relevant for people of the Russian Arctic and the North. The main issue is that the Arctic climate is changing faster than in other parts of the world. The victims of...

Russia: The 2021 Climate Year in Review
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Russia: The 2021 Climate Year in Review

HIGHLIGHTS Law on Limiting Greenhouse Gas Emissions Strategy for the Socio-Economic Development of the Russian Federation With Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions Until 2050 (Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation #3052) A Commitment to Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2060 Russia Joined the Glasgow Climate Pact and Signed a Global Agreement to Stop Deforestation by...

Climate Mitigation Strategic Priorities for Russia
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Climate Mitigation Strategic Priorities for Russia

Priorities Ensure a low-level greenhouse gas emissions by implementing the Ministry of Economic Development scenario for reducing emissions Expansion of investment programs to support renewable energy projects An increase in the use of renewable energy in the country’s energy and transport sectors Termination of subsidized support for oil companies and the revision of railway tariffs...

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