Russia welcomes the final decisions of the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow. This was stated by the special envoy of the Russian president for climate Ruslan Edelgeriev, reports TASS.
He noted that the key achievement of the last conference was the completion of the creation of rules for the implementation of the Paris Agreement, including rules on common time frames for nationally determined contributions, market and non-market mechanisms of Article 6 and transparency. According to Edelgeriyev, this will allow the agreement to be operationalized 6 years after its adoption.
The special representative of the president said that Russia at COP26 managed to achieve the necessary conditions regarding forest climate projects. He explained that the position of the Russian Federation is based on the need to create reliable, predictable and effective instruments of international cooperation to prevent climate change.
“According to the rules for the implementation of Article 6, we managed to ensure acceptable conditions for forest climate projects, taking into account the need to provide them with a long crediting period,” Edelgeriyev said.
He added that the Russian side is studying “the adopted approaches to the definition of baselines, limits on the transfer and use of units and the overall reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions as consensus.”
Edelgeriev stressed that the Russian Federation does not plan to speed up joining the Global Methane Commitment. He explained that you first need to assess the implications of this step.
On November 13, delegates from about 200 countries participating in COP26 agreed on the texts of the final documents of the conference. This happened a day late. One of the results of the forum was the adoption of the rules for the implementation of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.
Earlier, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that a number of climate targets at the Glasgow conference had not been achieved. He announced the need to end fossil fuel subsidies.