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The Role of Nuclear Energy for the Achievement of the EU’s and Russia’s Climate Targets

In order for the Russian and European 2030 climate targets to be achieved, nuclear energy will have to be included in the green transition Ever since the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) entered into force in 1994, industrialized nations and developing economies have been striving to reduce and limit greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions based on individual targets. The Convention was therefore initially backed by the Kyoto Protocol of 1997 and further by the Paris Agreement...

04.03.2022

The Carbon Boarder Adjustment Mechanism and Its Impact on the European Market: Does Everything Need to Change for Things to Remain the Same?

The main question is whether the CBAM will push companies producing abroad to invest in greener manufacturing policies In July 2021, the European Commission (EC) announced the launch of the Carbon Boarder Adjustment Mechanism, the CBAM. It was presented as a climate measure in support of the EU’s ambitious environmental goals, namely achieving the target to cut its carbon emissions by 55% - if compared with the 1990 levels—by 2030. The CBAM has been received with controversies since the beginning...

19.01.2022

RIAC and RUSI Seminar on Prospects for Bilateral Cooperation between Russia and the UK on Climate Change

... Russia–UK Relations” On January 18, 2022, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G), held workshop on bilateral projects and initiatives in the sphere of ecology and energy, as well as the prospects for bilateral relations in the sphere of ecology and climate change. The workshop was organized within the framework of the sixth round of the project “A New Agenda for Russia–UK Relations”. The goals ...

18.01.2022

Climate Change as a Threat Multiplier

Interview with Sherri Goodman is Senior Strategist and member of the Advisory Board at the Center for Climate and Security Sherri Goodman is Senior Strategist and member of the Advisory Board at the Center for Climate and Security, Chair of the Board at the Council on Strategic Risks, Secretary-General of the International Military Council on Climate and Security, and Senior Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center’s Polar Institute and Environmental Change and Security Program. Interviewed...

24.11.2021

High Hopes for Low Temperatures: COP-26 Results in Consensus but Disagreements Remain

Today, the world can only effect the green transition by a gradual replacement of technologies The 26 th Conference of the Parties (COP-26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Glasgow from October 31 to November 13, 2021 with delegations from almost 200 countries participating. The strategic goal of the Summit was to sum up the results achieved during six years since the adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015. Combating deforestation, phasing down...

23.11.2021

After COP26: Russia’s Path to the Global Green Future

Russia is certainly now taking climate-related issues seriously, but even though a latecomer in embracing the climate change agenda, it will not simply accept the West’s or the EU’s lead Russia is certainly now taking climate-related issues seriously, but even though a latecomer in embracing the climate change agenda, it will not simply accept the West’s or the EU’s lead. Rather, it will act in accordance with its national interests. At the COP26 UN climate change summit that ended last week, Russia...

23.11.2021

COP 26: A Diplomatic Puzzle

Going into overtime has become a habit at Climate Change Conferences—at COP26, the outcome showed that significant disputes remained on the last day of the Conference over money and the speed of emissions cuts After being delayed for a year due to the pandemic, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) finally took place from 31 October to 12 November 2021. This high-level political event came with high expectations, given the fact that the world is currently not on track to deliver...

18.11.2021

Interests of Russia and UK on the Green Agenda Were Discussed at the RIAC–RUSI–E3G Workshop

On September 21, 2021, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G) held workshop (chatham house format) on green agenda approaches and energy transition. The workshop was organized within the framework of the sixth round of the project “A New Agenda for Russia–UK Relations” On September 21, 2021, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and Third...

21.09.2021

Experts from Russia, India and Sri Lanka focus on protecting water resources

... Comprehensive European and International Studies, Higher School of Economics; B. V. R. Punyawardena, Chairman of the National Steering Committee on Climate Change Adaptation, Government of Sri Lanka; and Fraddry D'Souza, Area Convener and Fellow at the Coastal Ecology & Marine Resources Centre, TERI Goa, India. The second session focused on finding the solutions to the existing challenges and identifying most valuable national practices. Sarath Premalal, Retired Director General of the Meteorology Department ...

31.07.2021

Climate Policy In Indonesia: An Unending Progress For The Future Generation

Nowadays, climate change has become a topic that always being discussed every single day. The narration on climate change presently is not only about the root cause and its impacts, but also about the mitigation measures and adaptation measures towards such impacts.Source: Pixabay International efforts on climate change marked by the establishment of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1992 and the 1997 Kyoto Protocol to the UNFCCC. Both of these agreements represent...

29.07.2021
 

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