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PROPOSAL TO REFORM THE SIBERIAN OVER-FLIGHT PAYMENT SYSTEM TO CREATE TRANSPARENCY AND PROTECT THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT

Independent Non-Commercial Organisation ‘Environmental Innovations Center’ suggests reforming the Siberian over-flight payment system. On November 21, 2011, Environmental Innovations Center sent its proposal to Russian ministries and institutions.

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Russian President wants JI approvals without tenders

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has called for the scrapping of JI tenders to try to speed issuance of UN-backed carbon credits in the country, according to a document seen by Point Carbon News.
 

Wildfires spreading in Siberia

2,500 hectares of Siberian forests are on fire with the authorities using helicopters to bring firefighters to the affected areas.

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Weather to get hotter and hotter

A heat wave is coming to central Russia, with temperatures expected to exceed 30 degrees Celcius this week. However, weather experts insist that there will be no repetition of last year`s unprecedented heat.

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Update on Russian Forest Fires

Over the past few weeks, reports have been coming through to Moscow about forest fires burning in the East of Russia. This news, which is nothing new, has not exactly been number one on news readers' agendas. However, it is of vital importance for anyone who suffered through last year’s heat waves, when hundreds of forest fires in the west of the country, in particular around Moscow broke out, leading to a doubling of the death rate in Moscow over three weeks in late July and the first half of August.

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Medvedev orders government to expedite Kyoto emission reduction projects

On Monday 27 June 2011 during the meeting of commission on modernization and technological development of the economy, dedicated to the environmental aspects, the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ordered the government to finalize within two weeks a governmental resolution on approval of greenhouse gas reduction projects in Russia in order to simplify and speed up the approval process of joint implementation projects.

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Russian ecologists fight deforestation

Ecologists in the Russian Far East have asked the Russian government to help protect a unique parcel of forest in the north of the Maritime Territory form deforestation.

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IEA invites Russia

The International Energy Agency would be happy to see Russia as member.

In an interview in The Observer Sunday, Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka says Russia would be of help in tackling climate change and energy security problems.

The IEA has been around since 1974 and currently includes 28 members. All are major importers of oil and natural gas.

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The view of Russia's environmental programmes from abroad

Russian's slack implementation of the Kyoto protocol, President's Medvedev's recent assertion that Russia should receive funding to implement environmental programmes, grass root Russian ecological movements, as well as the unique Russian "closeness to the earth" are some of the subjects discussed today with Climate Change's studio guest: Dr. Laura Henry. Dr Henry has a PhD in political science from Berkeley, and is the author of: "Red to Green? Environmental Activism in Post-Soviet Russia", Cornell University, 2010, and "Russian Civil Society, A Critical Assessment", ME Sharpe, 2006. Dr Henry's viewpoint has been formed from academic research, and hands-on experience inside Russia.

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Kyoto international agreement for emissions expires in 2012. What next?

Jessica Jordan: Over the next few weeks the national negotiating teams are meeting in Bonn, Germany, to talk about the future of climate and climate change and what restrictions might be emplaced when the Kyoto international agreement for emissions expires. Here to talk about the future of the climate change policy is James Warner, Director of Policy for the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association and a former climate and energy adviser to Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania; also joining the conversation is Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director for the National Resources Defence Council and a blogger for the Energy Collective.

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Planting cedars to save leopards

2011 has been declared the International Year of Forests.

The Maritime Region branch of the World Wildlife Foundation, located in the Russian Far East, will make its contribution through its plans to plant cedars in local areas that are the habitat of Far Eastern leopards – the rarest species of the cat family. From late May till early June, volunteers from all over the Maritime Region – businesspeople, journalists, students and schoolchildren – will spend their weekends planting trees far outside their cities, in the taiga.

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H2O Film Festival marks International year of forests

I had no idea that 2011 was the international year of forests. But as always I found out about because of a film festival. 35mm movie theatre right here in Moscow will be showing a number of films that are all about being green and eco-friendly or at least eco-aware.

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Carbon trading in Russia

Carbon trading is a term mentioned in the hallowed corridors of the UN and the EU, by important people who seem to look as though they know what they are doing. But what exactly is carbon trading, and what has it got to do with Russia? Is the world, and in particular Russia benefitting from carbon trading? 

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Forestry legislation

After a long winter, Russia is bathing in warm spring weather, and the summer is just about to begin. But for environmentalists, hot weather means one thing: forest fires. Hundreds of fires broke out in Russia last summer, and created a toxic smoke which choked the Moscow region, and other areas for weeks in July and August, directly and indirectly causing the death of tens of thousands of people and costing Russian billions of dollars in damages.

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America doing its best to combat climate change

In spite of many countries’ common opinion, the US does quite a lot to combat the climate change.

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Sberbank to issue quotas for greenhouse gas emissions

Russia’s largest bank Sberbank is now to become the sole issuer of quotas for greenhouse gas emissions.

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Russia breaks the ice on Kyoto

Russia has sold quotas on noxious and green-house emissions, for the first time since the coming into force of the Kyoto Protocol. Japan’s Mitsubishi and Nippon Oil have purchased quotas on 290 thousand tons of green-houses gases from the Russian “Gazprom Neft”.

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Medvedev calls for green overhaul of Russian economy

Russia's economy needs fundamental reform to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, President Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday, saying the country could then meet its target of a 25% cut by 2020.

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Russia's Sberbank takes bids for 30 mln CO2 credits

Sberbank, Russia's biggest lender, started soliciting bids from clean energy project developers this week for 30 million Kyoto Protocol carbon credits, the bank said on its website.

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