Russia falls another three spots and is near the bottom of this year’s CCPI at 59th – very low performance. As in the last two years’ CCPI, Russia receives a very low rating in the GHG Emissions, Renewable Energy, and Climate Policy categories. It also falls to a very low in Energy Use, down from last year’s low rating.
Renewables share is far too low
Russia submitted its goal of, by 2030, reducing emissions to 25–30% of its 1990 levels. The CCPI experts note that since the start of the aggressive Russian war against Ukraine, it has become difficult to verify Russia’s climate actions.
In 2020, Russia only received 3.06% of its energy from renewable sources, which is far less than most countries evaluated in this year’s CCPI. The experts demand that Russia focus on real low-carbon development based on fossil fuel phase-out, ambitious renewable energy development, and energy efficiency measures, as well as a circular economy, sustainable forestry, and effective wildfire management.
Russia is among the 20 countries with the largest developed oil and gas reserves. It is also among the nine countries responsible for 90% of global coal production. Additionally, Russia plans to increase its gas and oil production by above 5% by 2030. This is incompatible with the 1.5°C target.
Russia receives a very low for its international and national policy
The CCPI experts criticise the Russian government’s focus on replacing coal with gas instead of developing renewable energy, and that it ignores the urgency of the climate crisis.
Russia receives a very low for its international and national policy. In its war against Ukraine, Russia has undermined the global struggle to limit global warming to 1.5°C. The war has led to massive mobilisation of weapons, jets, tanks, and trucks by Russia and Ukraine, expelling large amounts of GHG emissions in the process. The energy crisis resulting from the war has weakened climate action worldwide, as countries are looking for new fossil fuel sources instead of pursuing climate action.
- Russia falls another three spots and is near the bottom of this year’s CCPI at 59th – very low performance
- In 2020, Russia only received 3.06% of its energy from renewable sources
- The energy crisis resulting from the Russian war has weakened climate action worldwide
The following national experts agreed to be mentioned as contributors for this year’s CCPI:
- Angelina Davydova (n-ost)