By the end of the year, the Government of the Russian Federation has prepared ten sectoral plans for social protection and economy for natural disasters. Their task is to take measures in the very near future to minimize the consequences of climate change, as well as prepare for the inevitable appearance of “climate migrants” in the country. During the plenary session of the third Eurasian Forum in St. Petersburg on October 13, Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko announced a “truly revolutionary” and global environmental reform, launches the Cabinet.
Ten adaptation programs from the Cabinet
One of the systemic steps that the Government intend to take is to create conditions for social networks and economic strategies for extreme natural phenomena. Alas, due to global climate changes on the planet, they are no longer as rare as they used to be – after magnetic storms, to which our people hardly got used to in the 1990s-2000s, there were heat outbreaks in the south and in the center of Russia and freezing rains in the north.
In this regard, as Victoria Abramchenko said at the Eurasian Women’s Forum, it is necessary to create a “national climate risk management system.” This system, as conceived by the Deputy Prime Minister, who is in charge of environmental issues and the agro-industrial complex (AIC), includes all regions of Russia and a number of economic sectors – agriculture, fuel and energy complex, nature management, healthcare, housing and communal services, construction.
Also, according to Abramchenko, Russia needs to prepare for the “inevitable” appearance of “climate migrants”. “This year we will complete the preparation of ten sectoral climate change adaptation plans. They assess climatic risks for a particular activity, priority measures and consumption in the resource rating, ”Abramchenko said from the forum.
It is not the people who pay, but the owner of the polluter
And this is just a part of the global environmental reform that they intend to carry out in Russia. The goal is to establish a set of measures by 2030 to establish a green economy in the Russian Federation. And there are reasons to expect that everything will work out.
According to the data of the Government of the Russian Federation, in comparison with 1990, the country has cut greenhouse gas emissions by half (- 3.1 billion tons of CO2 equivalent2, became – 1.6 billion tons). The result, which, by the way, can be the envy of many states today and which breaks the myth about Russia about the country of “dirty” energy resources. 45 percent of our energy balance, as noted by Abramchenko, is “low-emission sources.” For example, these are nuclear power facilities in which greenhouse gas emissions are close to zero.
And now tens of thousands of hectares of land are literally dying under the heaps of this sewage. And if you do not arrange timely waste disposal, you can disrupt the “general cleaning” of the country, which began on the instructions of Vladimir Putin.
At whose expense should they be liquidated? The Government today unambiguously indicated this question – it is necessary to make sure that the owner of the polluting enterprise pays for this, and not all taxpayers. According to the Deputy Prime Minister, in the near future it will be sent to the State Duma.
Valentina Matvienko and Victoria Abramchenko.
New “female” award
At the plenary session of the Eurasian Women’s Forum, the emphasis was made on the fact that eco-reforms in Russia have already begun and women play a primary role in their implementation. At the same time, environmental problems are especially acute in the countryside, where a large number of women work.
• Moscow will speed up work on unbearably hot weather.
As noted by the Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, under whose chairmanship the plenary session of the forum was held on October 13, one of the most striking events of the regional week, preceding the meetings at the sites of the “big” forum, was the session dedicated to the work of women in the agricultural industry, – discusses the development of new technologies , the emergence of new professions and their development by women.
One of the landmark proposals is to establish the award of the Eurasian Women’s Forum “Women in the agro-industrial complex”. “This is a very good initiative – such a prize will support the women of the village in their difficult and varied work,” Valentina Matvienko believes.
All in all, as the speaker said. Among them is the project “Women Scientists and Global Challenges of Our Time”, which has already been supported by UNESCO, the Academies of Sciences of Russia, France and Egypt, large universities of the Russian Federation.