President Putin approved new climate goal of Russian Federation for 2030
Yesterday, 04.11.20202, The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed decree number 666 on the reduction of Russia's greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 to 70% of the 1990 level, taking into account the maximum possible absorptive capacity of forests. Experts point out that the new target de facto allows for a significant increase in emissions compared to the current level and will be achieved without additional efforts. Environmentalists consider it "non-ambitious", especially against the background of statements and plans of other countries.
The new climate target of the Russian Federation (minus 30% from 1990 by 2030) has been prepared as a "nationally determined contribution" to the Paris Agreement (PC) - recall that the Russian Federation joined it a year ago (see Kommersant dated September 24, 2019 ). The previous goal of the Russian Federation at the time of approval of the PS (in 2015) was minus 25-30% of the 1990 level - also with the maximum consideration of the absorptive capacity of forests. The new goal was approved in the Russian Federation at the national level and is submitted to the UN. Now the Russian Federation is at the level of GHG emissions of about minus 50% of the 1990 level, including the absorption of CO2 by forests, and at the level of about minus 30% without it. Decree has been published here