Reshetnikov, head of the Ministry of Economic Development, noted that Russia’s course towards decarbonization is preserved
MOSCOW, January 25 – RIA Novosti. The head of the Ministry of Economic Development, Maxim Reshetnikov, said that Russia will continue on the path of decarbonization, all the main priorities of the authorities in the climate bloc still apply.
During the Sustainable Development Expert Council within the Ministry of Economic Development, the Minister discussed with the business community plans for a sustainable and low-carbon agenda for 2023. The focus was on the broader sustainable development agenda, including the results of the 27th session of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties held in Sharm el-Sheikh and the plans of the 28th session of the conference, as well as current issues in the formation of the national strategy. ESG agenda.
“The global trend towards a low-carbon economy continues. Despite the reorientation from Europe to Asian markets, it is necessary to continue the course towards decarbonisation. Key partners for us are already actively working on the climate agenda and are placing increasing demands on business. Reshetnikov, Economic Now more than ever, it is necessary to use multilateral platforms to develop Russian “green” technologies, find new markets and promote products, according to the Ministry of Development.
The minister also said that all the state’s key priorities are still valid in the climate bloc. According to him, in the last two years, strategic documents have been adopted in Russia, basic legislation has been approved and infrastructure has been created for the implementation of climate projects. In addition, the registration of carbon units was initiated and a pool of 14 verification and verification bodies was created to verify the quality of the projects.
Businesses have already started to take advantage of new opportunities – 2 climate projects have been registered and carbon credit production has started. Reshetnikov said companies can use them both to reduce their carbon footprint and to meet the quota as part of the Sakhalin experiment.
The composition of the sustainable development expert council, chaired by Reshetnikov, is regularly expanding. The ministry said it currently includes 78 companies and organizations from the metallurgy, nuclear energy, chemical industry, telecommunications, banking sector, retail trade sectors.
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