Russia will practically strive to make its economy carbon neutral. We’ve created a specific milestone here – no later than 2060″ – Russian news agency TASS quoted President Vladimir Putin in a statement at the Russian Energy Week forum.

The date is the same year that China declared climate neutrality 10 years after the European Union. On the other hand, Poland has not declared any national goal for climate neutrality, but only within the European community.

TASS also reported that Russia’s Sakhalin Oblast is already striving to achieve carbon neutrality, including through the development of renewable energy and green hydrogen clusters.

President Putin’s words were delivered ahead of the COP26 international climate summit, which will begin in Glasgow in the first weeks of November. Russian President Vladimir Putin has yet to decide whether to take part in the summit, Scott said. Herald A statement by the Russian ambassador to Britain Andrei Klein to the BBC.

Who will be at COP26 in Glasgow?

About 120 heads of state are expected to arrive in Glasgow. The participation has already been confirmed before, among others US Presidents Joe Biden and Barack Obama and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also extended an invitation to attend COP26 to Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

The President of Russia also recently said that due to the pandemic, he may not come to the summit in Glasgow himself. The Russian ambassador added that even if that were the case, a “strong Russian delegation” would appear at the summit. Chinese President Xi Jinping also announced his absence.

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COP26 – What is it all about?

COP (ang. COP) is the twenty-sixth international climate summit. The summits were established by the United Nations, and are attended by countries that signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1994.

It is widely believed that the upcoming Glasgow Summit (postponed due to the pandemic) has been one of the most important global climate conferences for many years, including since the signing of the Paris Agreement in 2015. It is at this summit that the achievements and failures of countries, which they announced under the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement, will be counted. .

What problems will the Glasgow summit address?

The goals of this summit are to keep the atmospheric temperature rise at 1.5°C or the package for developing countries. Humanity is not on track to halt global warming at a relatively safe limit of 1.5 degrees, according to the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Meanwhile, the consequences of climate change – caused in large part by advanced economies – are affecting more developing countries. Hence the projects to extend financing for climate change adaptation in developing countries until 2025 (as part of the financing, developed countries have allocated $100 billion annually until 2020 to help poor countries mitigate and adapt to climate change).

It will also be important to close legal loopholes since the time of the Paris Agreement. This relates particularly to issues of offset application and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions.

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A proposal for a so-called “climate emergency pact” is also gaining popularity, in which by 2025 countries will annually announce more ambitious reduction targets in the fight against climate change.

We wrote about the previous COP25 summit held in Madrid and considered it a failure here. Here, however, climate expert Lydia Wojtal tells us about Poland’s contribution to global climate negotiations.

The COP26 climate summit has been postponed, but the climate crisis is not slowing down