Moscow, Oct 13 (EFE).- President Vladimir Putin Wednesday said that Russia, the world’s fourth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, is aiming to reach carbon neutrality by 2060.
Putin’s remarks came during the Russian Energy Week, which takes place on October 13-15 and addresses the main challenges facing the country’s energy sector.
“Russia has taken practical steps to ensure carbon neutrality no later than 2060,” Putin said.
He continued to say that Russia’s average annual temperature is rising 2.5 times faster than the rest of the world
Russia has supported initiatives to combat climate change and has kept its climate commitments, according to Putin.
The Russian leader also called for creating global mechanisms to provide “balance” in the energy market and highlighted that his country is willing to increase its natural gas supplies to Europe if needed.
“We need to negotiate global mechanisms to balance the energy market. We need to launch a substantial dialogue between producers and consumers, free from any political prejudice,” he explained.
This year, Russia increased its gas supplies to Europe by 15% and liquefied natural gas deliveries by 13%, according to Putin.EFE