MOSCOW, October 27. In the Kremlin do not give an exact answer, will go to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in Paris at the UN Conference on climate change.
“Russia will be represented at the proper level”, – said the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov. A similar response, the representative of the Kremlin and gave two weeks ago.
On 27 October, arrived in Moscow French ecology Minister ségolène Royal, who brought an official invitation to the forum. The conference is scheduled for November 30 – December 11.
A new international agreement
In Paris at the 21st UN Conference on climate to be signed a new international agreement that will ensure the consolidation of international efforts to reduce the burden on the climate system and to replace the Kyoto Protocol after 2020.
As previously predicted in an interview with Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation and its representative on climate issues Alexander Bedritsky, the agreement will be signed. However, it noted the substantial differences of the parties. According to him, all countries agree on the need to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, twice the level of 1990, not to exceed a critical limit to the increase in average global temperature by two degrees relative to pre-industrial era. Russia and the EU believe that the new agreement should be legally binding. The U.S. position is that the agreement should be more General, framework nature.
Putin’s speech at the UN General Assembly
Putin, speaking at the UN General Assembly on September 28, proposed “to convene, under UN auspices, a special forum, where a comprehensive look at the problems associated with the depletion of natural resources, habitat destruction and climate change”.
He added that Russia is ready to co-sponsor such a forum.
“Setting quotas on harmful emissions using others, by their nature, tactical measures, we at some time will remove the problem, but fundamentally it will not solve. We need totally different approaches. We should be talking about the introduction of fundamentally new technologies that do not cause damage to the surrounding world, and exist in harmony with it”, – said the Russian leader. He believes that such measures should be allowed to recover the “violated human balance between the biosphere and the technosphere”. “It’s a challenge on a planetary scale, and is convinced to respond to him, humanity has the intellectual potential”, – said Putin.