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Russia’s climate change paradox:

balancing natural capital with environmental sustainability

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Event Agenda

Energy, Resources and Climate Change

Today, Russia is facing a climate paradox. On the one hand, it is among the world’s largest emitters of CO2, due to its natural wealth in fossil fuels and its energy-intensive heavy industries. Both are staples of the Russian economy. On the other hand, the country is a biological climate haven and home to almost a quarter of the world’s forests. These vast woodlands play an essential role in the global carbon cycle and the sequestration of CO2 in the atmosphere. These two binary characteristics pose to Russia a unique challenge: how to promote its economic interests while protecting its natural capital. By adopting modern environmental management systems, Russia can limit its exposure to policies from external trade partners that restrict market access for products with a high-carbon footprint. This event jointly organised by CEPS and the World Bank will feature a discussion on the economic and environmental challenges facing Russia in a climate-focused world.

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Below is our list of speakers and discussants.

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Irina Kustova Irina Kustova

Irina Kustova

Researcher

Speakers list
Renaud Seligmann,

Country Director for Russia Federation, World Bank

Apurva Sanghi,

Lead Economist, World Bank

Christian Egenhofer,

Senior Research Fellow, CEPS

Cyril Loisel

Policy Officer, DG Clima, European Commission

Irina Kustova

Researcher, CEPS

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Energy, Resources and Climate Change


Russia’s climate change paradox:

balancing natural capital with environmental sustainability

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Event Date

Day 1 - Wednesday
Organiser
Isabelle Tenaerts Isabelle Tenaerts
Isabelle Tenaerts
+32 (0)2 229 39 56
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Public

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