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Russia is the 4th largest emitter of greenhouse gases after the China, United States and India. Greenhouse gases are the main factor of human-induced climate change, which results in global warming and weather chaos worldwide and a sharp increase in number and scale of dangerous hydrometeorological events. The Arctic tundra and permafrost area, which occupies about 60% of the total area of Russia, will become the region most affected by global warming.
WWF-Russia Climate Program is aimed at curbing global CO2 emissions and helping ecosystems adapt to new climate patterns.
Thanks to efforts of progressive forces, including WWF and other non-government organizations Russia has ratified the Kyoto Protocol, which is a major agreement on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, raising energy efficiency and cutting energy consumption. Currently we are in next stage of a new global agreement to be agreed by the end of 2015 to enter into force by 2020. It must be ambitious to lead to climate change limitation at the level of well below 2 degrees Celsius of global warming above pre-industrial level.
WWF leads an active information campaign on adoption of global target of climate change limitation at the level of well below 2 degrees Celsius. This is request to global and Russian energy development to reduce emissions properly to keep climate safely for ecosystems and human being by energy efficiency and renewable energy, which has to become main global source .
A record number of dangerous meteorological events were registered in Russia in 2014
Roshydromet has struck the 2014 climate balance: in all, 569 dangerous meteorological events were reported. In the recent years, the total annual number stood at 400-550 events versus 150-250 some 15-20 years ago...
VIII International Ecological Forum “Nature Without Borders”: dialogue of environmental community and business
WWF-Russia experts at the Forum confirmed: on the verge of an active economic development of the Far East, the WWF’s progressive approach towards nature conservation in close dialogue with business is in high demand...
Terneyles group of companies and WWF-Russia: saving valuable forests we save the climate on the Planet
JSC Terneyles, one of the largest logging companies operating in the Russian Far East, and WWF Russia started the first in the country Climate Project...
WWF-Russia presented in Kamchatka a new teacher’s manual “Climate changing”
An edition, adapted for Russian Far East, describes local climate changes, prognosis and most possible consequences...
Earth Hour in forests of Russian Amazon
Citizens of the Russian Far East have decided to celebrate Earth Hour 2013 in an unusual way...