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Policies, measures and actions on climate change and
environmental protection in the context of COVID-19 recovery.


Last update 30 Mar. 2021


Deputy Minister of Economic Development

Ilya Torosov

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Emergency measures in the short term (a few months to one year) to address concerns that have directly emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic and may include forced action.
Socioeconomic measures in the medium term (one to a few years) with an environmental and climate focus to “build back better” from COVID-19, and usually involves planned, intentional action.
Paradigm shifts and measures in the long term (more than a few years to a few decades) toward redesigning current socioeconomic and sociocultural systems to be sustainable and resilient.

1.Climate mitigation measures

2.Climate adaptation measures

  • Adaptation planning

    National Adaptation Plan
    The national adaptation plan includes measures aimed at
    - the formation of the necessary methodological and statistical base;
    - identification of priority measures for public and private sectors to adapt to climate change (transport, fuel and energy complex, construction, housing and communal services, agriculture, fisheries, land use, healthcare, industrial complex, technical regulation, foreign and domestic trade, ensuring sanitary and epidemiological wellbeing, civil defense, protection of population and territories from natural and anthropogenic emergencies and disasters, activities in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation);
    - identification of priority measures of adaptation to climate change for the regions.
    As a part of the implementation of the National Plan, co-benefits from the implementation of adaptation measures will also be considered.
    Contact Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Adaptation planning

    Comprehensive Plan for Weather and Climate Research
    The Comprehensive Plan for Weather and Climate Research determines the main research directions as well as cross-sectoral research directions that formed at the intersection of the main research directions.
    This matrix structure is determined by complex cross-cutting issues related to climate and climate change.
    The main directions are:
    - weather and climate forecasting
    - assessment of weather and climate change implications and vulnerabilities
    - assessment of the capacity for adaptation, mitigation and climate resource assessment
    Contact Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
  • Adaptation planning

    Response Recovery Redesign
    The National Climate Center
    Centre generalized the results of research and studies to be used as a scientific and methodological basis in the development of sectoral and regional adaptation strategies.
    They are aimed at federal and regional government authorities and other organizations that are planning adaptation measures.
    Contact Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

3.Cross-cutting measures

4.Other environmental measures

  • Waste management and Circular economy / sustainable production and consumption

    Waste system reform
    Russia has recently passed a law on waste management, including production and consumption waste. Currently our waste management systems are being transformed to comply to the law and the relevant national program. Goals for waste reduction, recycling and utilization for the on national, regional and city levels are set.
    Contact Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

5.International Cooperation

  • Others

    Response Recovery Redesign
    International Cooperation
    Russian Federation takes part in international cooperation of climate and COVID-19 issues within UNFCCC, Paris agreement, G20 and bilaterial collaboration
    Contact Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation