Category: Russia News Brief and Action Alert

An Absence of Carbon Pricing in Russia
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An Absence of Carbon Pricing in Russia

Unfortunately, at the moment there is nothing remotely resembling carbon pricing in Russia. No carbon tax, no cap and trade, no planned pricing or any additional mechanisms. About a year ago there was some talk about introducing a carbon tax but it ended in total failure. The word “tax” was met with a huge protest...

President Putin Admits Climate Change is Happening and the Russian Government Unveils a Climate Adaptation Plan
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President Putin Admits Climate Change is Happening and the Russian Government Unveils a Climate Adaptation Plan

At his annual press conference on December 19, 2019 the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, admitted that climate change is indeed happening. However, the Russian President also explicitly stated that “nobody knows” what causes climate change, thus casting doubt on the overwhelming scientific consensus that what we are experiencing has direct anthropogenic causes....

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