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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...

Russia Has Several Excellent Climate Data Analytical Sectors
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Russia Has Several Excellent Climate Data Analytical Sectors

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Russia Country Manager Michael OshchepkovBest Organizational Sources: Climate Center of Roshydromet; Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat); Government of Russia Analytical Center    At the moment, Russia is undergoing a period of transition. After joining in the Paris Climate Agreement, Russian businesses were given a signal about the beginning...

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...

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