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Angelina Davydova

Russia's far east aims for unexpected climate target: net zero by 2025

Feb 19 2021

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fossil fuel-rich Russia may not be known as a leader on climate action - but in the country's remote far east, authorities have launched an unexpected experiment: an effort to try out carbon trading and reach net-zero planet-heating emissions by 2025.

Fossil-fuel giant Russia tiptoes towards low-carbon future

Mar 26 2020

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fossil fuel-rich Russia has for the first time set out a greener economic path for the coming three decades, in a long-term, low-carbon development plan released this week.

Sluggish climate action may see warming do Russia more harm than good

Jan 10 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Russia's first plan to adapt to climate change is a tardy but much-needed acknowledgement of the risks and opportunities presented by global warming, although it lacks concrete action to address the increasingly evident threats, analysts said.

In the shadow of strict protest laws, young Russians build a climate movement

Sep 27 2019

MOSCOW (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At 15 years old, Margarita Naumenko is one of the youngest participants in Russia's Fridays for Future climate protest movement.

Ukraine cities gear up to run on local clean energy by 2050

Dec 14 2018

KATOWICE, Poland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fossil fuel-dependent Ukraine will strengthen its climate change action plan under the Paris Agreement to curb global warming, its government said at U.N. climate talks in Poland this week.

From floods to fires, Russia sees stronger climate impacts - but efforts to adapt lag

Jun 07 2017

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Russia is seeing stronger climate change impacts, from deadly storms in Moscow to river flooding in the country's south, but efforts to adapt to the growing problems remain limited, experts warn.

Russia lays foundations for carbon regulation amid calls for action

Nov 05 2015

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Nov 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - R ussia is preparing the ground for future regulation of carbon emissions, amid calls to wean the economy off its heavy dependence on polluting fossil fuels.

In Russia, a drying lake threatens an 'era of water wars' - TRFN

Mar 16 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Russia's Siberian south, near the border of Mongolia, the world's largest freshwater lake is shrinking.

In Russia, a drying lake threatens an 'era of water wars'

Mar 16 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Russia's Siberian south, near the border of Mongolia, the world's largest freshwater lake is shrinking.

Russia's forests overlooked in climate change fight

Jan 15 2015

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Russia's forests may lose their power to help curb global warming without stronger domestic protection and a place in a new global climate change deal, scientists have warned.

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