Putin sees climate summit decisions “balanced” and “executable” – World

Moscow, Nov 24 (EFE) .- The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, described this Wednesday as “balanced” and “executable” the decisions of the recent United Nations Conference on Climate Change COP26, which was hosted by the city of Glasgow ( United Kingdom).

“The objective of the Glasgow conference has been achieved. It was possible to coordinate the efforts of the international community in the fight against climate change,” Putin said in a meeting with members of the Russian Cabinet.

The Kremlin chief said the Glasgow decisions will serve as a “good basis” for further progress on issues related to the fight against climate change.

COP26 ended on November 13 with a pact approved by 197 countries, which includes a mandate to increase the emission reduction targets for 2030 by 2022 and makes it possible to keep within reach the goal set in the 2015 Paris Agreement of limiting to 1 , 5 degrees the global warming this century.

The Russian government gave its approval at the beginning of the month to a new strategy to face climate change and ensures that it will follow all the commitments acquired in the framework of international conventions.

By virtue of that document, Russia aims to “reduce its emissions by 2050 by 60% compared to 2019 levels and by 80% since 1990.”

The country will allocate between 1.5% and 2% of its GDP to reach that goal during the years 2031-2050, announced the Russian Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin, when presenting the new strategy.

In addition, by 2060 Russia, today considered the fourth most polluting country in the world, plans to achieve carbon neutrality.

Putin did not attend the conference in Glasgow, although he sent a large delegation to the event that included more than 300 people.