Sluggish climate action may see warming do Russia more harm than good

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Russia’s first plan to adapt to climate change is a tardy but much-needed acknowledgement of the risks and opportunities presented by global warming, although it lacks concrete action to address the increasingly evident threats, analysts said.

The document, published this month on a government website, said climate change would have a significant and growing influence on Russia’s “socio-economic development, living conditions and human health, as well as on the state of economic infrastructure”.

Russia would need to adjust to an increase in droughts, heavy rainfall, flooding,...


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Sluggish climate action may see warming do Russia more harm than good


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