Russia sketches emissions cut of greenhouse-gas up to 30%

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Moscow: Russia moving ahead of a deadline for submitting pledges to tackle climate change has said bit could cut its greenhouse gas emissions by up t o 30 percent compared to 1990 levels, subjects to conditions. In a roster of commitments on the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change website, Russia on Tuesday announced that limiting man-made greenhouse gases in Russia to 70-75 per cent of 1990 levels by the year 2030 might be a long-term indicator.

But, it said, Russia’s final decision on the commitment will depend on the outcome of the negotiating process and on the commitments by major emitters of greenhouse gases. March 31 was a rough deadline for the 195 countries in the UNFCCC process to submit the intended nationally determined contributions. The intended pact to tackle greenhouse gases would be sealed in Paris this December and take effect from 2020.

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