Representatives of the Ministry of Russia in the period from 15 to 17 July 2014 took part in the meeting of the Working Group of the Coalition partners "Climate and clean air" in Paris


The event was attended by delegates from 35 countries, 17 international organizations and financial institutions, including the World Bank, the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO), etc.

Chairmen of the meeting were Ambassador of Sweden to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Annika Markovic and Head Energy Program, Ministry of Environment of Nigeria Abubakar Bahidzhatu.

One of the central points of the agenda took the question of preparation for the High-level Coalition, scheduled for September 22, 2014, and the climate summit, organized by the UN Secretary-General September 23, 2014.

Partner countries made ​​an update on a number of key initiatives Coalition aimed at implementing programs to reduce emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and the program "Green Freight", aimed at improving the energy efficiency and environmental performance of shipping, as well as the embodiment of initiative on oil and gas, agriculture and solid waste.

Representatives of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources reported on the work carried out in the framework of the "St. Petersburg initiative" in the context of the Coalition: an environmentally friendly ("green") navigation, the proposed project activity on methane utilization in agriculture. In addition, there was a work realized by Russian Ministry of Natural Resources in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It was emphasized that the important place occupied by the Plan activities and projects aimed at reducing emissions of short-lived climate factors and improvement of air quality in major cities.

The information provided has caused great interest of the partner countries of the Coalition. Coalition Secretariat was asked to work together to consider options for developing a strategic partnership with the "St. Petersburg initiative."

Source: Press-service of the Ministry of Russia



Climate Coalition and clean air
— voluntary association of countries to reduce emissions of methane, soot and other "short-lived" climate change factors.

"St. Petersburg Initiative" – project aimed to bring together the business and scientific community, as well as non-governmental organizations to create public-private partnerships to promote cross-border cooperation, economically feasible actions and projects on welfare environment of the Baltic Sea.