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Russia ahead of many countries in transition to low carbon technologies — Kremlin

Dmitry Peskov assured that Russia was taking huge efforts to reduce load on climate and would continue to do it consistently in future
Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov Mikhail Metzel/TASS
Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov
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MOSCOW, November 1. /TASS/. Russia is ahead of many nations, even Western European ones, in terms of transition to low-carbon generation and production technologies, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday.

He recalled that Russia had set guidelines for its transition to carbon neutrality and plans to achieve this goal by 2060. The Kremlin official added that President Vladimir Putin had announced this not even at the G20 summit, but even "weeks earlier."

"Russia has clearly laid out its perspectives. Moreover, in many respects, Russia is ahead of many countries, including the countries of Western Europe, in terms of transitioning to less carbon-intensive technologies of generation and production. This cannot be ignored and attention should be paid to it," he said.

Peskov also assured that Russia is undertaking enormous efforts to reduce the load on climate and will continue to do it consistently in the future. But he noted that this process requires adequate efforts from all nations".

"But, of course, this is a process that requires adequate measures from all states. And, of course, everyone must also factor in the needs of developing countries, which at one time did not pollute the Earth's atmosphere so much, because their industrial development was functioning at a lower rate than developed industries," the Kremlin spokesman stressed.

Earlier, US President Joe Biden blamed Russia and China for any disappointment over the commitment level by G20 leaders to fight climate change.