Russia: Carbon dioxide emissions up 30% till 2020

The reference frame discusses Russia's plans to increase its greenhouse gas emissions by 30% until 2020, in contrast to international trends and the goals of the Kyoto accords.


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  • Habib

    Considering that due to a complete economic collapse Russian CO2 emmissions were reduced by 32% in the 1990’s, the projected outcomes of 2020 are still below the Kyoto Protocol guidelines.

  • Dear Habib,

    That is correct. Still, the question is if it is in the overall interest of the global climate to relativise emission limits in such a way, taking economic factors into account when considering CO2 emissions. An increase seems uncalled for no matter which country we are speaking of, regarding the overall perils of global warming.



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