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Russia’s new Climate Doctrine approved

October 26, 2023

The President has signed the Executive Order approving the Climate Doctrine of the Russian Federation.

The new Doctrine is a system of views on the goals, basic principles, objectives and mechanisms aimed at achieving a unified state policy of the Russian Federation to address climate change and its consequences, as well as the foundation on which climate policy is developed and implemented.

The legal framework for the Doctrine includes the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal laws, regulatory legal acts issued by the President and the Government of the Russian Federation, the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties of May 23, 1969, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer of September 16, 1987, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change of May 9, 1992, the Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention of December 1, 1997, the Paris Agreement of December 12, 2015 and other international treaties that the Russian Federation is a party to.

The Doctrine extends the provisions of the Strategy of Social and Economic Development with Low Greenhouse Gas Emission through to 2050, while taking into account the provisions of the National Security Strategy of the Russian Federation, the Foreign Policy Concept of the Russian Federation, the Economic Security Strategy of the Russian Federation until 2030, the Environmental Security Strategy of the Russian Federation until 2025, the Energy Strategy of the Russian Federation for the period up to 2035, and other strategic documents.

October 26, 2023