Fossil-fuel giant Russia tiptoes towards low-carbon future

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Mar 26, 2020 at 5:30 PM
  • Fossil fuel-rich Russia has for the first time set out a greener economic path for the coming three decades, in a long-term, low-carbon development plan released this week.
  • Under the 2015 Paris Agreement, countries agreed to develop long-term, low-emission development strategies.
  • Russia’s emissions will be curbed over the next decade through measures including energy efficiency, the introduction of a carbon price, development of renewables and nuclear energy, less clear-cutting of forests and enlarging protected areas.