RSEU documents

Intentions of countries to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050-2060 are not supported by concrete actions. The world is on a trajectory of a global temperature increase of 3-3.50C by the end of the century –  it does not meet the goals of the Paris Agreement (PA).

Russian NGOs call on the countries participating in the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC to act urgently to phase out for energy purposes by 2030, to reduce sufficiently use of other fossil fuel, to give priority to low-carbon development measures namely the use of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency. Also NGOs call for actions for urgent climate adaptation.

Every year, Russian non-governmental organizations, public associations and experts jointly prepare a Statement for the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties. The document contains both criticism and proposals for climate action and is addressed to the parties to the Paris Agreement, the participating countries of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties. The second part of the Statement is addressed directly to the leadership of the Russian Federation. The statement was supported by more than 20 Russian non-governmental organizations.

Russian environmental organizations and associations emphasize that on the basis of scientific data, including the latest IPCC reports on land use, oceans and the cryosphere, all countries have recognized the problem of anthropogenic contributions to climate change and the need for common actions to adapt and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The Russian Social-Ecological Union and many its member organizations have joined the appeal to delegations to the UN Climate conference in Paris. The letter was prepared by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and some other international NGOs and sets forth ten reasons why climate initiatives should not include large hydropower projects.
The Appeal here

Russian environmental NGOs are concerned about the unacceptably slow pace of the preparation of the new UN climate agreement, as well as the fact that both the agreement itself, and the countries’ announced national pledges are insufficient for containing the global warming even within the 2-degree limit – while we should be aiming for 1.5.

Environmental non-governmental organisations (NGOs) consider it necessary to adopt a strong global climate agreement in December 2015, as set out in the documents of the UN Convention on Climate Change. UN climate conference in 2014 in Lima, COP-20, shall make a practical step towards the conclusion of such an agreement.