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Microgeneration Law in Russia
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Microgeneration Law in Russia

By Climate Scorecard Russia Country Manager Maria Stambler (Photo: bankstoday.net)Microgeneration is the small-scale generation of heat and electric power by individuals, small businesses, and communities to meet their own needs as an alternative to centralized grid-connected power. Although this may be motivated by practical considerations (i.e. unreliable grid power, long distance from the electrical grid) the term is mainly...

Climate Policy Recommendations for Russia Include a Green Deal, Hydrogen Economy, and Microgeneration
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Climate Policy Recommendations for Russia Include a Green Deal, Hydrogen Economy, and Microgeneration

Policy Recommendation #1: The Russian Green Deal The Russian Green Deal is an economic framework program that will help overcome the COVID-19 crisis and transform Russia into a sustainable, green and modern economy. This policy proposal was put forward by Greenpeace Russia in collaboration with Tatiana Lanshina, Senior Researcher at the Russian Presidential Academy of...

The Majority of Russia’s Electric Supply Comes from Natural Gas
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The Majority of Russia’s Electric Supply Comes from Natural Gas

Following the collapse of the Society Union in 1991, total electricity consumption in Russia decreased rapidly only to gradually begin increasing again after 1998. It seems to have levelled off in 2018 and was even reduced by a tiny fraction in 2019. In 2018, electricity consumption levels amounted to 999.4 Terawatt hours (TWh). Electricity consumption...

Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Russia Have Decreased by 26% Since 1990
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Russia Have Decreased by 26% Since 1990

Recently Reported Greenhouse Gas Emissions Level: 1587.02 Metric Tons in 2018, a Decrease of 26.65% from 1990 Levels (Source: IEA) Statistics and emissions trends for Russian greenhouse gas (GHG) levels regularly get sent to the UNFCCC and are available for public viewing. With most recent data from 2018, research indicates that excluding LULUCF, Russia’s total...

Russia Takes Baby Steps in Climate Mitigation
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Russia Takes Baby Steps in Climate Mitigation

President Putin has finally admitted Russia has been facing environmental and climate-related issues for years. A REGNUM correspondent reported that the President made this admission on July 13 at a meeting of the Council for Strategic Development and National Projects. Gazprom says they see a niche for themselves in the European hydrogen strategy Konstantin Romanov,...

Spotlight: The Energy Center and the Russia Association of Wind Power Energy
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Spotlight: The Energy Center and the Russia Association of Wind Power Energy

In recent years, the issue of climate change mitigation has started to become a rather hot topic among Russia’s research community and with the release of the country’s first climate adaptation plan in January, 2020, this area of study will most likely continue to grow. 1) The Energy Centre at Moscow’s SKOLKOVO School of Management...

Green Jobs Have Great Potential but are Not Yet Widespread in Russia
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Green Jobs Have Great Potential but are Not Yet Widespread in Russia

Estimating the number of “green” jobs created in Russia is difficult, in part due to the fact that such a concept as a “green” workplace is not yet widespread in Russia. The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation makes no mention of “green” jobs anywhere in its open sources.  Methodological approaches...

The Impact of Climate Change on Indigenous Peoples Has Received Little Attention in Russia
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The Impact of Climate Change on Indigenous Peoples Has Received Little Attention in Russia

The most vulnerable part of the Russian population that can expect the greatest risk of lifestyle changes under the influence of climate change are the indigenous peoples (map of ethnic groups across Russia, in Russian). The Russian indigenous peoples’ movement represents 40 indigenous peoples.  As this map indicates the majority of Russia’s indigenous peoples’ population...

Russian Airlines Hit Hard by the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Russian Airlines Hit Hard by the COVID-19 Pandemic

In 2019, all Russian airline companies increased passenger transportation numbers by 10% compared to 2018 – up to 128 million people. More than 47% of the passenger traffic was accounted for by the Aeroflot group, which includes the airlines Aurora, Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Pobeda and Rossiya. In 2019, Aeroflot employed approximately 30,300 people; Rossiya employed...

Government is Failing to Protect Russia’s Biodiverse Forests
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Government is Failing to Protect Russia’s Biodiverse Forests

Russia is one of the countries with the largest biodiversity and many precious and fragile ecosystems. The relationship between biodiversity management in Russia and climate change was examined with the invaluable input of Dr. Ruben Mnatsakanian (Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy at the Central European University), Dmitry Gorshkov (Head of biodiversity program at WWF...

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