Russian Climate Change Politics
Unfreezing Economic Potentials
Debatt: Er det klimaendringene eller strategier mot klimaendringer som utgjør størst trussel mot Russland?
Arrangementet foregår på engelsk.
Students’ Initiative on Foreign Affairs (SIFA) invites to a highly interesting panel discussion on Russian climate change policies. Climate change or climate policies – which is the greater threat to Russia? While most Heads of State use international meetings to emphasize the worrying threats of climate change, the Russian Government rather speaks about “opportunity framing” of a less ice-covered Arctic region. At the same time, Russia supports the outcomes of international climate change negotiations, from Kyoto to Paris. Thus, one wonders – What are Russia’s true aspirations regarding climate change mitigation?
Elana Wilson Rowe and Roman Vakulchuk, two researchers from the Norwegian Institute of Foreign Affairs (NUPI) will discuss the different dimensions of this interesting issue.
What have been strategies of Russian diplomats on recent COPs? Is the government truly engaging in domestic and international emission-reducing activities, or are politicians more concerned about Russia’s exports of fossil fuels? And if global temperatures rise, will the Russian economy benefit or lose from this?
Dato og klokkeslett: Tirsdag 8. april, kl. 12:15-13:45