Climate Change and Russia's Energy Futures
Article from: OGEL 2 (2005), in Renewable Energy
In November 2004, President Vladimir Putin signed a law authorizing Russia's ratification of the Kyoto Protocol. Proponents of the 1997 Agreement see it as an important step in reducing global warming by limiting greenhouse gas emissions. Mr. Putin's action followed an intensive debate within Russian political and scientific circles over the Agreement's likely impact on the country's economic development. Accession to the Protocol was opposed by influential figures of the stature of Andrei Llarionov, a former close economic advisor to Mr. Putin, or Russian Academy of Science ...