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Putin adviser believes Russia should stay in the Paris Agreement

Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Climate Change Ruslan Edelgeriev. File photoMOSCOW, May 20.Russia definitely should not withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, Ruslan Edelgeriev, adviser to the President of the Russian Federation on climate, told RIA Novosti. Earlier, the Izvestia newspaper reported that the State Duma proposed to stop Russia's participation in the Paris Agreement. “Does Russia need to withdraw from the Paris Agreement? Definitely not. Climate change is a global problem that can only be solved by the consistent efforts of all members of the international community. Pay attention – This means that this problem does not tolerate throwing from one approach to another, especially when there are no weighty reasons for this,” Edelgeriev said. According to him, all the benefits from participation in the Paris Agreement remain valid in the current conditions. He also believes that the driver of national climate policy is concern for the citizens of Russia, and not indulgence in global trends.The planet is in danger. Four new climate records set “The United States is still trying to make amends for its withdrawal from the Paris Agreement and restore the image of a responsible state. I also want to recall Washington's refusal to ratify the Kyoto Protocol in 2001, which undermined the efforts made in the framework of many years of negotiations , and showed the inconsistency of American policy,” Edelgeriev added. The presidential adviser believes that after withdrawing from the Paris Agreement in 2020 and returning to it in 2021, the United States has not been able to prove its commitment to preserving the planet. “Do we also want to secure the title of a climate-irresponsible power for decades to come? Why repeat the mistakes of others?” – said Edelgeriev. which would show that we truly support efforts to combat climate change,” he stressed.
According to him, withdrawing from the Agreement without a clear justification will be perceived either as a denial of the very problem of climate change, or as an unwillingness to do anything about it and a desire to shift responsibility to others.

“This is extremely inconsistent and will undermine efforts of our state in this area, undertaken in recent years,” the presidential adviser added. The Paris climate agreement was adopted on December 12, 2015 following the 21st Conference of the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris. The document was signed by 175 countries, including Russia. On September 23, 2019, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a government decree on the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement. For the first time in history, the Paris climate agreement brought together the efforts of all world powers to curb climate change.


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