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The probability of changing the position of the Russian Federation on Kyoto-2 is close to zero — Bedritsky

Abrupt change in the probability of Russia's position on the Kyoto Protocol "close to zero" at climate talks in December in Russia, it is likely to announce his refusal to participate in the second period of Kyoto, told RIA Novosti Presidential Advisor, Special Representative of the President for Climate Alexander Bedritsky.

"There are established rules for the preparation and adoption of such decisions. Decision on the implementation of Russia's obligations under the Copenhagen and Cancun agreements outside the Kyoto Protocol adopted at the highest political level. This decision can only be changed by the President of the Russian Federation,

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Russia in the Green Climate Fund will help the CIS

Russia is going to volunteer to help the developing countries in the Green Climate Fund, promoting the first "priority" for her state — a state of the CIS, told RIA Novosti Presidential Advisor, Special Representative of the President for Climate Alexander Bedritsky.

Green Climate Fund established under the UN Convention on Climate Change, helps developing countries to mitigate the effects of warming and the development of low carbon technologies. Fund donors in developed countries included in Annex 2 of the Convention.

At the December climate talks in Qatar will discuss the sources of content fund.

"We are on a voluntary

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The impact of greenhouse gases on the climate since 1990 has increased by 30%

Amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high, and their influence on the climate in the period 1990 to 2011 has increased by a third, says the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

The Bulletin WMO Greenhouse Gas, released on Tuesday, noted that since the beginning of the industrial age — from 1750, the atmosphere has received about 375 billion tons of carbon in the form of CO2, mainly from burning fossil fuels. About half the amount of carbon dioxide remains in the atmosphere, and the rest is absorbed by the oceans and the terrestrial biosphere.

"Billions of

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Working Group on Climate will hold the first meeting in Moscow

The first meeting of the working group of the Russian presidential administration on issues related to climate change and sustainable development, to be held in Moscow on Thursday — a new group will be the first formal interagency body on this issue since the "climate" of the Commission, was abolished in 2004.

The working group, led by presidential adviser and special representative on climate Alexander Bedritsky, was established in December 2012, after the next session of negotiations in the UN Convention on Climate Change. Bedritsky, the former head of Hydromet and Honorary President of the World Meteorological Organization, the

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Wind power by 2020, will provide up to 12% of electricity demand

Electricity production from wind power plants (WPP) in 2020 could grow three times and provide up to 12% of global consumption, according to a joint report by Greenpeace International and the World Council on wind energy (GWEC).

"The fourth edition of the report of the World Council on wind energy shows that the energy of the wind farm can provide up to 12% of global energy consumption by 2020, creating 1.4 million new jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 1.5 billion tons per year, that is more than five times the current level. By 2030, wind

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The good news is that Greenland is melting, but slowly

Greenland ice melting is accelerating, and 2012 could be a record in terms of thawing ice cap on record. Since this process plays a significant role in raising global sea level and climate change, the planet, followed closely watching dozens of groups of scientists. Indeed, Greenland continues to melt. But as scientists have found the University of Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana, in the winter on the island of thawing is always accompanied by the freezing of the water, which did not manage to escape into the ocean and remained inside the vents in the snow and ice cover. So formed

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Russia may become cautious leader in the UN climate talks

Russia because of its position has opportunities for developing leadership in global negotiations on climate change, but it takes a lot of effort and some caution, experts involved in the video conference at RIA Novosti on global climate policy.

Environmental and social organizations in anticipation of the UN conference on climate change in 2011 in South Africa called for a number of developed countries, including Russia, to show leadership and active part in the global problem of climate change, similar calls have appeared in the media and before the next round of talks, which opens in Qatar on November 26.

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Experts will discuss environmental issues in Chelyabinsk

Third International Environmental Forum and Exhibition "Climate change and the environment of the industrial city 'opens in Chelyabinsk on Tuesday, the ministry of environment of the region.

At one site together representatives of government, business, investors, experts and scholars from various regions of Russia, as well as representatives of major companies and governments of Germany, Austria, France, Denmark, Czech Republic, Finland.

"The participants and guests a unique opportunity to learn first-hand about how energy conservation, creation of renewable energy, waste management, emission reduction and many others are solved by domestic enterprises in the leading countries in these areas. Addition will

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The highest CO2 emissions per capita will make Russia and Canada

Russia, along with Canada in 2035 may bypass other developed and developing countries in terms of greenhouse gas emissions per capita, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia, with reference to the report of the International Energy Agency (IEA) on the state of world energy.

According to the World Bank in 2008, the countries with the highest per capita greenhouse gas emissions are, for example, Australia, the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Canada, Kazakhstan, Russia, and tops the list of Qatar, where the end of November will open regular session UN negotiations on climate change.

Russia, according to the IEA, representing

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Wild pandas can go without food because of climate change

Bush area the most common types of bamboo, which feed on giant pandas in Southeast Asia may fall sharply in the near future due to climate change, which points to the need to create a "reserve" of food for herbivorous bears, according to an article published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) are the only representatives of the family bear, which feeds exclusively on plant food. Typically, the day panda eats about 30 kilograms of bamboo — its staple diet. In recent years, ecologists began to notice that the panda in parts of China began to

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