7 Mar 2023 14:01

Russia maintains course to achieve carbon neutrality, implementation to account for current realities - Reshetnikov

MOSCOW. March 7 (Interfax) - Russia is maintaining the course to achieve carbon neutrality, though implementation will account for the current realities, Economic Development Minister Maxim Reshetnikov said at a meeting with the relevant State Duma committees ahead of the annual government report.

"We have maintained the pace of work on the climate agenda. The goal of carbon neutrality, as set by the president, remains on the agenda, though we will of course implement it by taking into account the realities that are emerging," Reshetnikov said.

According to Reshetnikov, the baseline legislation has already been adopted, and the infrastructure has been created for implementing climate projects.

As reported, President Vladimir Putin in 2021 set the goal for Russia to achieve carbon neutrality by at least 2060.