Russia moves one step closer to the Paris Climate Agreement: Medvedev accepts a motion made by the government

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitriy Medvedev signed the government's proposal for the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement. This was another step towards signing the agreement.

Speaking at a session today, Medvedev said he has signed the government's proposal for the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement.
The proposal envisions the maximization of the capacity of Russia to protect and increase the absorption capacity of forests and other ecosystems, as well as the implementation of agreement mechanisms.
The resolution also states that the use of agreements and mechanisms to create barriers to the stable socio-economic development of countries is unacceptable.

Russia has not yet signed the Paris Climate Agreement.

PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT SUBSTANCES AGREED

– To limit the global temperature rise to 2 degrees or even to 1.5 degrees.
– To bring human-derived harmful gases to a point where trees, soil and oceans can be absorbed naturally between 2050 and 2100.

– Evaluating the carbon emission reduction performance of countries every five years and setting new targets.

– To ensure adaptation to climate change by enabling rich countries to provide ‘climate finance ere to poorer countries and to ensure the transition of these countries to renewable energy.

The Paris Climate Agreement, which is the most comprehensive agreement signed so far, needs to be ratified by the parliaments of the two countries in order for it to enter into force.



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