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A wave of climate actions embracing more than 6 million people in the world was intended for the leaders gathered at the Climate Action Summit in New York. Activist Greta Tunberg delivered a passionate call to action. During the event, Russia announced the ratification of the Paris Agreement. 

At the G7 Summit, UN Secretary General António Guterres announced an extreme climate situation. Specialists of the Climate Secretariat of the Russian Social and Ecological Union believe that it is high time for Russia, which is subject to climate change more than other regions, to take more decisive measures to implement the Paris Agreement.

“The fuel and energy complex and its transformations can give impetus to development and growth by getting off the ground the enormous potential of energy conservation ... we need a decisive economic and energy industry policy to adapt the country to the transition in power economy,” the Energy Center of the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo and the Institute for Energy Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (INEI RAS) issued the “Global and Russian Energy Outlook 2019.” The Russian Social and Ecological Union emphasizes the key importance of decarbonizing the economy for a sustainable future for Russia.

 Climate agitation train “traveled” through the “stations” of the Summer Creative Workshop Center “Logos” of the North Urals Department of the Russian School Movement. "The Climate is changing - than concern you": the students understood the climate change problem and decided how to reduce the carbon footprint.

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On June 21, the Climate Secretariat of the RSEU held a webinar for members of the RSEU - coordinators of SPARE (School project on application of resources and energy) on the development of climate plans at the local level. Coordinators of SPARE from St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region, Arkhangelsk, Kaliningrad, Ural Federal District, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Ugra, Nizhny Novgorod, Bryansk, Irkutsk, Vladivostok took part in the webinar.

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The “waste reform” has been a resonance topic for several months. “The reform should result not with tariff increase but a real solution to the problem of uncontrolled waste generation,” say representatives of environmental NGOs.

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Representatives of the Russian Association of Wind Industry (RAWI) appealed to the RF Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev with a request to extend the period of state support for renewable energy sources. “Russia should not stay ‘fossil’,” wrote wind power advocates. Representatives of public environmental organizations agree with them. 

“The world develops towards the clean energy propelled by technology and not resources.” The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published a report on the upcoming revisions of the geopolitical world map. Representatives of public organizations also believe that decarbonization is the most promising way for the development of national economies striving for the “secure” sustainable future.

Arctic is a highly discussed region now. For example, the Arctic is mentioned when discussion goes about climate change and melting of Arctic ice, new oil and gas fields, or the Arctic Council, which represents the interests of the peoples of the Arctic and the Arctic countries. In this report, we want to present you the Arctic strategy, developed by the Russian Federation and how it may impact the environment and people.

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published the Energy Efficiency 2018 report, in which experts named the energy efficiency “the cornerstone” of a reliable and environmental sustainable global power system.  Conclusions of international analysts may become the guideline to follow for many countries, Russia being one of them, focused at economical growth, representatives of public environmental organizations believe.

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