Acting together for a greener future
POLICIES AND COOPERATION
The Paris Agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change. It was adopted by 196 Parties at COP 21 in Paris. The Russian Federation has joined the Paris Agreement.
The European Green Deal provides a roadmap with actions to boost the efficient use of resources by moving to a clean, circular economy and stop climate change, reverse biodiversity loss and cut pollution.
Climate change and the environment are areas of tremendous significance both to the EU and Russia. Over the past two decades, the EU has provided support for numerous projects aimed at improving environmental standards in Russia.
On 25 January 2021, the Foreign Affairs Council exchanged views on climate and energy diplomacy and adopted conclusions on “Climate and Energy Diplomacy – Delivering on the external dimension of the European Green Deal”.
On 12 May 2021, the European Commission adopted the EU Action Plan: “Towards Zero Pollution for Air, Water and Soil”. It sets out an integrated vision for 2050: a world where pollution is reduced to levels that are no longer harmful to human health and natural ecosystems, as well as the steps to get there.
On 15 December 2021, the European Commission proposed to further adjust EU’s energy and climate policy framework to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere. These proposals follow up on the package of proposals adopted in July and are essential to reach climate neutrality by 2050 and our 2030 climate targets.
NEWS AND PROJECTS
People for Nature is a WWF-Russia project that will attract public organisations and local communities to take an active part in environmental protection. The project is being implemented with the support of the European Union.
WWF Russia regularly organises training webinars and seminars for non-profit organizations.
Webinar "Territories of inspiration" (09.04.2021)
Main topic of the webinar is rural and specially protected natural areas as a center of attraction for artists, musicians and creative intelligentsia.
Slovak guides will share their unique experience in the development of the National Association of Tour Guides, mentoring team of trainers and conducting training courses for mountain tour guides.
The European Forest Institute in cooperation with the Scientific Council on Forest of the Russian Academy of Sciences will organize a series of events in 2021 under the general theme “Russian forests and climate change”, based on the discussion of the new EFI publication of the same name.
Call by ETF to showcase examples of tried and tested methods as well as innovative approaches to skills development supporting the green transition.
European Union Special Envoy for the Arctic Michael Mann has described the EU’s expectations of cooperation with Russia in the Arctic Council framework in an interview with Interfax.
EU-Russia Climate Conference (1-3.12.2020)
The conference was a platform for open discussion and fruitful dialogue on climate challenges among the Russian and EU main stakeholders, and an opportunity to identify areas of mutual interest and potential joint activities.
The EU Delegation to Russia together with WWF-Russia presented the EU-funded project “People for Nature” at the Paris Peace Forum. The project was selected as one of the top 100 global initiatives.
Paris Peace Forum & WWF: Get Involved! (11-13.11.2020)
Heads of state, international organisations, business representatives met at the Paris Peace Forum to find answers to the most pressing questions that the pandemic has put before humanity.
The webinar introduced the main aspects of the Green Deal and Recovery Plan to the Russian and Russian-based business community, institutional stakeholders and academia.
Online lectures by "Arctic Floating University" (15.06-05.07.2020)
The unique educational format of the lectures allows to get acquainted with the Arctic region, its history and geography.
Online Festival ECOCUP Green Talks (21-24.05.2020)
The EU Delegation to Russia supported the online ECOCUP Green Talks - the first online green documentary film festival with discussions, talks and meetings with experts and activists from Russia and the EU.
This webinar considered the preparation of applications for «People for Nature» non-profit organisation grants competition held by the World Wildlife Fund with the support of the European Union.
How to lead an eco-friendly lifestyle? Checklist for those who strive to be conscious (Sobaka.ru magazine, in Russian language, 21.12.2020)
Is being eco-friendly a rare feat for you or a common thing? A test that makes you think (Meduza platform, in Russian language, 13.08.2020)