The Bedritsky: Russia does not support complete abandonment of fossil fuels

The Bedritsky: Russia does not support complete abandonment of fossil fuels


The schemes of complete refusal from the use of fossil fuels or zero emissions of greenhouse gases is not viable in the foreseeable future, said the Advisor to the President of Russia and his special representative on climate change, Alexander Bedritsky.

MOSCOW, Nov 27. Moscow does not support the idea of complete renunciation of fossil fuels and harmful emissions into the atmosphere, while it is unreal, told reporters on Friday Advisor to the President of Russia and his special representative on climate change, Alexander Bedritsky.

“Our country is not proposing the complete abandonment of the use of fossil fuels or zero emissions of greenhouse gases… These schemes unviable in the foreseeable future,” he said at a briefing to the forthcoming participation of Russia in the UN climate conference in Paris.

The Bedritsky added that the effectiveness of the agreement, which should replace the Kyoto Protocol (1997), important “agreement that all countries need to develop and have low-carbon development strategies”.