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On the Energy Security Concept

We have no need in a VIP limousine equipped with a motorcycle engine Our world is immersed in a huge ocean of energy, we fly in infinite space with an incomprehensible speed. Everything rotates, moves, everything is energy (N. Tesla) Defining the concept of energy security In the countries whose economy is largely dependent on exploration of the principal fossil fuels (such as oil, coal and gas) and their subsequent exports, devising sustainable energy security strategies seems to be hampered...

12.04.2021

RIAC — CREON Group Seminar “Prospects for Cooperation between Russia and the EU in the Ecology Sphere”

... starts at 12:00 pm (GMT+3) on April 16 via Zoom. On April 16, 2021, at 12:00 (MSK), Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and CREON Group company will hold a seminar on the topic “Prospects for cooperation between Russia and the EU in the ecology sphere”. Cooperation between Russia and the European Union in ecology and sustainable development field is one of the promising areas of bilateral relations. For Russia and Russian companies, this opens up prospects in the EU energy market and ...

02.04.2021

Emissions Trading Systems: Trajectories for Development

There appears to be a global consensus shaping up on the need to advance the de-carbonization agenda and the development of ETS systems In the past several years, we have witnessed a very important shift in the de-carbonization agenda of the world economy as all of the main players have advanced greater ambitions in this area. There appears to be a global consensus shaping up on the need to advance the de-carbonization agenda and the development of ETS systems. Given these trends, there appears...

25.03.2021

Climate Resilience in the Arctic: Mitigation and Adaptation under the International Climate Change Regime

As Arctic permafrost rapidly is responding to climate change, Arctic states should do the same “Human civilisation has never known a time when there has not been sea ice in the Arctic in the summer. We appear to be approaching that time.” Waleed Abdalati, former NASA Chief Scientist This spring, locals of the Russian Arctic coastal area witnessed a major break-up of ice that took place half a month earlier than usual. Vast masses of ice floated down the Yenisey river to-wards the Kara Sea. The...

22.07.2020

Patterns of Environmental Negligence: An Opportunity to Rethink Global Governance

Instead of anticipating threats to the environment, we leave things for later until it is already too late On top of the major shifts that are happening as a result of the pandemic and global movements against institutionalized racism, a new environmental threat reminds us that we need to remain extremely vigilant despite the current unstable socio-economic situation. As it has been largely covered by the media around the world, on May 29, 2020, an oil storage tank from Norilsk-Taimyr Energy's...

13.07.2020

Will the Current Pandemic Compromise Global Efforts Towards the Fight Against Climate Change?

From air and water quality to wildlife restoration, data proves that the imposed quarantine regime has initiated profound changes The current pandemic has dramatically changed the face of the world over the past couple of months. Not only are the countries’ economies being profoundly impacted, but more magnified political cleavages are taking place between great powers, as observed between the United States and China, for instance. The two countries are blaming each other in the context of the...

08.06.2020

EU-Russian ecological cooperation needed despite and because of the Covid crisis

Authors: Ralf Ostner (Global Review), Frithjof Finkbeiner (Member Club of Rome, Desert Tech, Plant for the Planet)Many thought that due to the Covid crisis ecology and the ecological movement was dead and the idea of an EU-Russian ecological cooperation. Greta is back and still alive despite Covid. However Fridays for Future and the ecological movement is much more than Greta. The Youth had a symbolic poster ...

18.05.2020

Insidious Air Pollution. Legal Regimes for Arctic Climate Change

Why does climate change in the Arctic matter? The outbreak of COVID-19, despite its horrific consequences on humanity, resulted in an unexpectedly positive effect on the global environment. Due to China’s factories shut down, port restrictions , international air traffic put on hold, the air quality and state of the environment have significantly improved. Sooner or later, when the pandemic is defeated, we will be back on track, which again means excessive pollution, poor air quality, and rising...

06.05.2020

Short notice: Green Russia and the Green EU-chance for an ecological cooperation?

I read the State of the Union address of Putin. praised him that he is member of the Paris agreement, different to Trump or Bolsanaro and even Karaganov is discovering a green Russia, ecology and Siberia and the dachas. Therefore the idea is not dead. But there should be a clear signal from Russia. And as the EU has decided to become a Green Europe in 2050 and the Greens will be the decisive power in the next German goverment this ...

04.02.2020

Tipping Points in Australia’s Climate Change debates. Where to Now?

The Australian bushfires might prove to be a turning point towards a more enlightened, informed plan to protect and nurture our environment A record-breaking high summer came early to Australia in 2019. By October, the daily weather map of the country was charting the rapid spread of catastrophic bushfires in disparate regions across the entire island continent. This meant recurrent, intense weather events that combined 40°C temperatures, ferocious winds and dry lightning storms, in which sparse...

27.01.2020
 

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    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  
     21 (19%)
 
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