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Emissions Trading Systems: Trajectories for Development

... sufficient scope to create a platform for bringing the standards in national and regional ETS systems into greater conformity, writes Valdai Club Programme Director Yaroslav Lissovolik. Across the continent Eurasia, major constituencies such as the EU, China and Russia are forging ahead with their plans to develop an emissions trading system (ETS). The system works by putting a limit on overall emissions which is reduced each year. Within this limit, companies can buy and sell emission allowances – ...


UN Summit on Climate Change in Paris – Destined to Fail or Succeed?

... cost: for instance, damages from forest fires in the unusually hot summer of 2010 were estimated at about 500 billions of roubles, or 1.2 % of the Russian GDP at the time . Two-thirds of global CO2 emissions are generated in just ten countries with China, the US, India, and Russia topping the list . Per capita emissions however vary: for instance, these were 6.7 metric tons per capita in China against 17 tons per capita in the US, according to the World Bank data for 2011-2015 . UNFCCC, Kyoto Protocol ...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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