Russia has pledges to ‘cut’ CO2 emissions by a third by 2030 from 1990 levels – when the heavily industrial Soviet Union collapsed – which in reality represents an increase in Russia’s CO2 emissions from today.
ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – Fossil fuel-rich Russia has for the first time set out a greener economic path for the coming three decades, in a long-term, low-carbon development plan released this week.
It pledges to cut planet-warming emissions by a third by 2030 from 1990 levels, when the heavily industrial Soviet Union collapsed, although that represents an increase in Russia’s greenhouse gas pollution from today.
Climate experts said the strategy and 2030 target were not ambitious enough but did signal growing political and business interest in tackling climate change in an economy that is one of the world’s biggest suppliers of oil, gas and coal.
Under the plan, Russia would not become carbon-neutral until late this century — and only if it implements the cleanest growth scenario outlined.
Russia’s Ministry of Economic Development published the draft strategy Monday, which will now be reviewed by other ministries and business associations before being submitted for government approval by executive order.
via The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF)
March 28, 2020 at 03:38AM