Russian statements about a 25% reduction in emissions m remain in force — Bedritsky

Navigate in the discussion of the national goals of the Russian Federation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 to the statement of the Prime Minister Medvedev at the summit of the "Rio +20" on plans for 25% reduction, told journalists Presidential Advisor, Special Envoy on Climate Alexander Bedritsky .

The draft presidential decree available to the RIA Novosti, sets a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, the Russian Federation at the level of 15-25% below 1990 levels. However, in June, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a UN conference in Rio de Janeiro, said that by 2020 Russia will reduce emissions by 25%.

Environmentalists say that the new version of the national goal of Russia is much weaker, and in the document there is no indication that it is to reduce emissions of excluding the contribution of forestry and land use.

"I think we should press did focus on those statements, which are made by officials … to discuss this issue at different levels, in different circles, I recommend to focus on the statement of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in June of this year, "- said Bedritsky at the UN climate summit in Qatar.

According to the information note prepared by the Russian delegation, Russia "is prepared to declare their national commitments — to reduce to 25% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 compared to 1990 levels."

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