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What role for Russia in the global fight against climate change?

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What’s on offer?

A 45-minute talk, followed by a Q&A session with the participation of Dr Marcin Kaczmarski (University of Glasgow) and Anton Barbashin (PhD student at UofG, editorial director of The Riddle)

What’s it about?

The event will be dedicated to Russia’s climate change policy and the relevance of Russia for global efforts in mitigating climate change. Russia matters for any attempts at tackling global climate change. The country is the world’s 5th biggest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG), after China, the US, the EU and India. Russia’s energy sector is responsible for four-fifths of its total emissions. Russia is the world’s largest exporter of fossil fuels and the third largest producer and consumer after China and the US. It is also the largest gas exporter, second largest exporter of oil, and third largest of coal. On top of this, in 2020 Russia emerged as the largest emitter of methane. Simultaneously, climate change and the global energy and natural resources transition pose an unprecedented challenge to the very foundations of the Russian political-economic system. Russia’s participation in climate governance is therefore fundamental if a credible plan is to be offered to deliver the goal agreed in Paris in 2015.

Who’s leading the event?

Dr Marcin Kaczmarski (University of Glasgow)

Anton Barbashin (PhD student at UofG, editorial director of The Riddle)

Open to

Anyone is welcome – the event aims at raising awareness about the role of particular states in global climate policy.

Of particular interest to

The event is particularly targeted to high school students interested in different aspects of climate change.

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