Putin Says Russia Will Target Carbon Neutrality by 2060

Oct. 13, 2021, 12:13 PM

Russia will seek to become carbon neutral within four decades, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, marking a stunning reversal in his stance on climate change.

“We set a specific aim here -- no later than 2060,” Putin said in his speech at the Russian Energy Week conference in Moscow. His pledge is the latest in a string of national green commitments being announced ahead of United Nations-sponsored climate talks that kick off in Glasgow, Scotland, at the end of the month.

Russia, one of the world’s leading producers of oil and its fourth-biggest greenhouse-gas emitter, has so far resisted ...

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