climate change

  • Glasgow: with no modernisation in sight Russia doomed to energy addiction

    President Putin didn't go to Glasgow. Understandably, because for the near future high prices for oil, gas and coal will guarantee him economic stability.
    by Vladislav Inozemtsev
  • What can we expect from Russia at Glasgow?

    In April Putin promised to cut carbon emissions below the level of the EU by 2050. And there is talk of steps towards carbon regulation. Experts differ if these are substantial moves or just window dressing or a possibility to get sanctions lifted.
    by Natalie Sauer
  • Arctic indigenous peoples sound the alarm on climate change

    Climate change, increased industrialization and mineral exploitation pose an existential threat. As of 2021 Russia will be chairman of the intergovernmental Arctic Council and is likely going to promote its new Arctic Strategy in the global arena. But critics fear that protection of the Arctic environment is not yet a top priority for Russia.
    by Michael Scollon