International conference “Participation of the Russian Federation in development of the new United Nations agreement on climate change (Paris 2015)”
April 20, 2015
On April 15, 2015, the UNIDO Centre for International Industrial Cooperation in the Russian Federation took part in the International Conference, which was held in the framework of the development of the new UN agreement on climate change.
The event was organized by the Russian ecological party „The Greens“ and the Constructive Ecological Party „KEDR“.
At the Conference, the CIIC Director Sergey Korotkov reported on «UNIDO assistance to the state bodies of the Russian Federation in its efforts to comply with the conventions and protocols related to climate change». Special attention was paid to skills development and capacity building, UNIDO projects in Russia and the Strategy for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID).
The Conference was attended by representatives of Russian non-governmental environmental organizations, public authorities, representatives of science and business from several countries –Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain and Ukraine.
The Conference participants discussed a wide range of issues concerning climate change and its consequences for the world economy, agreed on a common position on the need to improve energy efficiency in Russia and came to an understanding of Russia’s interest in the agreement.
We remind that the Paris climate change conference (COP 21) that will take place in December 2015 is expected to sign an international agreement on climate change mitigation that would replace the Kyoto Protocol to address one of the main global problems on carbon dioxide emissions restriction.