Greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 will be 30% less than in 1990

Greenhouse gas emissions in Russia in 2030 will be 30% below 1990 levels, and about equal to that of 2013, according to a forecast of long-term socio-economic development of Russia until 2030.

As noted by the Ministry of Economy, as of 2013, the level of greenhouse gas emissions in Russia currently stands at about 70% from 1990 levels.

"However, the level of carbon intensity of the economy of Russian Federation is one of the first places in the world, which leads to the actual preservation of technological backwardness of production, reducing the competitiveness of Russian goods in world markets in the future may lead to difficulties in the implementation of international commitments to limit greenhouse gases "- said in a forecast.

Estimated MED peak RF emissions will take place before 2030: by 2020, emissions will rise to 75% from that of 1990, and 10 years later again reduced to the current 70%. According to official UN statistics, in 2010, greenhouse gas emissions Russia was 2.2 billion tons of CO2-equivalent, which is 34.25% lower than in 1990.

The paper also highlights that one of the main directions of the state policy in the field of Environment of the Russian Federation for the period up to 2030 is to "reduce the carbon intensity of the economy and the implementation of measures to adapt to climate change."

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