Soil and landscape degradation, deterioration of population’s health and living conditions, violations over the rights of indigenous people – those are the devastating effects of coal mining in Russia’s Kuzbass discovered in The Cost of Coal report presented by Russian environmental group Ecodefense in Paris.
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Anti-nuclear protest at COP-19, a set on Flickr.
Anti-nuclear protest in Warsaw at the UN climate talks (COP19)19 Nov 2013
Bonn, June 11, 2013 — Expansion of the Russian coal industry will increase greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, leading to a faster climate change. One reason behind this expansion is the growing demand for Russian coal from Europe’s energy giants, such as E.On and RWE, which are among the biggest consumers of Russian coal. But this expansion also comes at the cost of worsening ecological and health impacts from an industry with an already dismal environmental record. This is revealed in a new report on the Russian coal industry released today in Bonn, Germany, where the UN is conducting a new round of negotiations with national governments on a future climate agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol. Читать далее
Russia is gearing up to announce its national emissions reduction target within the next few days, documents obtained by Below 2C indicate. A draft of a presidential decree that Below 2C has at its disposal reveals the emissions reduction obligation Russia intends to announce is 15 to 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2020. Читать далее
Очень симпатичный ролик об акции. Не на русском, почти на английском :)
COP-18, 4-12-2012 action, a set on Flickr.
Акция за отказ от излишков квот на выбросы СО2. (Автор — Алиса Никулина)
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Russia reiterated its unyielding stance against joining the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol Thursday, undermining any further negotiations on the single existing climate treaty and leaving a void in climate efforts that few hope will be filled soon. Читать далее