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Offbeat Climate Protection: Russia wants to be up to 2060 CO₂-neutral

17:20  13 october  2021
17:20  13 october  2021 Source:   ksta.de

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Russia strives for so-called carbon dioxide neutrality by 2060. His government has set as a "concrete objective" to achieve neutrality up "at the latest" 2060, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday to open an energy source in Moscow. The importance of oil and gas will decrease in the future.

Russlands Präsident Wladimir Putin © Picture Alliance / DPA / Pool Sputnik Kremlin / AP Russian President Vladimir Putin

Carbon dioxide neutrality means that a country no longer exudes quantities of this climate-damaging gas than can be compensated by forests and other natural storage. Russia follows the example of China with his announcement. According to the government in Beijing, the People's Republic also wants to be up to 2060 CO2-neutral. The EU wants to achieve this goal by 2050, while the German Climate Protection Act provides greenhouse gas neutrality by 2045 at the latest.

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Video: Russia Strives CO2 neutrality by 2060 (AFP)

Russia is the world's fourth largest issuer of greenhouse gases. Putin, who had long doubted the man-caused climate change, completed a course change in recent months. He expressed himself worried about natural disasters like the large fires this summer in Russia.

"We must accept the challenges of climate change," Putin said in April. In the case of a climate summit organized by the US, he spoke out for an "international cooperation" in the fight against global warming. (AFP)

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