The Russian Federation will support the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, twice


Moscow. November 17. Russia hopes that the upcoming December International climate conference to agree on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2050 and are willing to Finance technology transfer to reduce emissions to developing countries.

“The commitment and contributions of developed and developing countries may be different, but they should be fixed within a single international instrument that is legally binding nature”, – said the presidential aide on climate change Alexander Bedritsky Tuesday at the international conference “the Global climate challenge: the dialogue between the state, society and business”.

“We support the objective of the agreement the retention of temperature rise within two degrees, and, if agreement could be reached, and the reduction of global emissions by 50% by 2050 compared to the base year,” he said.

Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation noted that the adopted by the conference, the agreement must be documented role of boreal forests in absorbing carbon dioxide.

According to him, Russia under the Kyoto Protocol are already implementing sustainable development patterns in major sectors of the economy and is prepared to share its experience with other countries.

“We support international efforts to mobilize financial assistance for transfer of technology to developing countries to reduce emissions and adaptation. Without having any obligation to provide financial assistance under the Convention (UN framework Convention on climate change (UNFCCC)), Russia does not rule out the possibility of voluntary contributions created under the auspices of the Convention’s financial mechanisms,” – said Bedritsky.

21st Conference of parties to the UNFCCC (COP-21) will be held in Paris in December 2015.