13 Mar 2023 10:19

Russian govt approves additional measures for adaptation to climate change to 2025

MOSCOW. March 13 (Interfax) - Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed an order to approve a national action plan for the second phase of adaptation to climate change in Russia in order to prevent it from having a negative impact on sectors of the economy and quality of life, the government reported on its website.

"The plan is intended for the period to 2025 and includes 17 measures that are grouped in federal, sector and regional blocks. They call for organizational, legal, scientific, methodological and information support for the necessary adaptation measures," the statement said.

The government plans to create a special information resource with scenarios for climate change in Russia, the order states. The plan also calls for developing post-secondary programs, and programs for professional retraining and skills development in the area of climate risks.

A great deal of work is also planned in the Arctic, including ground monitoring within population centers and developing recommendations for technical regulation based on the results, the statement said.