Climate Actions

During the voting at the meeting of the Commission on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, Russia has blocked the proposal to create the world's largest polar reserve.

The authors of the Regional Climate survey on Russia are sure that Russia could become the flagship of the low-carbon era and fulfill its "thirst for grandeur" by means of climate initiatives.

Climate change is no longer an intangible and rhetorical category: it changes the economic and political map of the world. Leading insurance companies refuse to insure entire regions, referring to climate risks, and scientists argue that global warming will increase the number of wars.

The International Energy Agency stated in a special edition of its report that the "price" for delays in taking active measures against climate change by 2020 is 5 trillion dollars. The experts claim that adequate "rapid response" measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will not have negative consequences for the economy.

The U.S. and China bilaterally agreed on actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Representatives of non-governmental organizations say that Russia, being among the largest emitters, shall join the process.

Russian climate policy exists, according to the authors of the report published in the scientific bulletin of the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, but it has more "window dressing" than real action. The experts consider inadequate assessment of damage to national security, which may be caused by climate change, to be the barrier to the advancement of climate on the political agenda.

Domestic transport becomes low-carbon: Russian Railways started to use biofuels, having installed about 300 boilers for pellets. Bioenergy in the country is developing. However, alcohol is the main "competitor" for the mass production of biofuels.

The June round of UN climate talks in Bonn, which had promised to be a mediocre "technical" meeting, has become with the efforts of the Russian delegation a “deeply layered blockade.”

International experts believe that Russia would be a welcome member of the carbon market, if it changes its pride of unused emissions for modern ambitions.

Mass media all over the world are filled with news that the rate of СО2 in the atmosphere has reached its historical maximum. 97% of global research proves that mankind is to blame for the irreversible climate change, Guardian has reported recently. Environmental NGOs believe that urgent abandonment of fossil fuel in favor of renewable power and energy efficiency can mitigate the consequences of the climate change.