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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.

    Yours,

    Vilhelm

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