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Russia Subsidies

Russia–$14.4 billion in 2010 Generally, the federal government’s fossil fuel subsidies in Russia are complex and not transparent. Five years ago, an extensive research report “Government subsidies to oil and gas: at what costs?” was published with support of WWF and International Institute of Sustainable Development. This research summarized the possible subsidies schemes for oil...

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Russia Survey

Almost half of the respondents see the problem of climate change as a warning to future generations. A third of the respondents think that this problem needs to be addressed now, and one out of every seven respondents believes that global warming does not pose a threat to anyone. In April 2016, a survey was...

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Russia Strategies

Russia: (a) Strengthen country’s Paris Agreement pledge; (b) Lessen reliance on forest absorption to backstop its NDC pledge The Russian Federation has committed to reduce its emissions to the 70-75% levels of year 1990 by 2030 as of March 31, 2015. The pledge of 25-30% reduction seems to be an ambitious target, however there are...

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Russia Renewable Energy

Russia—No 100%2050 commitment Benchmark: 11% by 2030 Historically, Russia has relied on fossil fuel sources of energy due to its large amount of natural reserves. Russia has the largest reserves of natural gas and one of the largest coal and oil deposits in the world. Russia’s budget heavily depends on fossil fuels which accounts for...

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Russia Success Project

Russia There are currently 17 emission trading schemes and more than 40 different carbon compliance units in Russia. Nevertheless, there exists certain organizational constrains and obstacles that prevent a smooth carbon trading system, such as risks of double counting and a lack of transparency in emission trading exchanges. There also has been no common platform...

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Russia Checkup

Russia—Falling Behind Russia is one of the countries with the largest carbon footprints due to its size but it has not yet ratified the Paris Agreement. However, an Action Plan for Improvement of State GHG Emission Regulation and Preparation for Ratification of the Paris Agreement was finally approved on November 3, 2016. A model for...

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Russia Emission Reduction Policy

Presidential Executive Order NO 752 On the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions This 2016 Russian Presidential Order provides an action plan to reduce the volume of greenhouse gas emissions to no more than 75% of 1990 baseline emissions by 2020. Organizations with emission volume of over 50,000 tonnes of CO2 per year will be responsible...

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Russia Extreme Weather Event

Upward Trend in Dangerous Climate Events In Russia, the forecast and monitoring of dangerous weather or climate events are a part of the state monitoring and reporting system. On an annual basis, the Federal Service of Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring develops and issues a Report on Climate Peculiarities on the Territory of the Russian Federation...

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