The United States and Russia recognize the need for a serious and urgent solution to the growing problems in the field of climate, according to a joint statement of the two countries, released following the visit to Moscow of the special representative of the US President for climate John Kerry.
“The Special Representative of the President of the United States for Climate, John Kerry, and the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for Climate Issues, Ruslan Edelgeriev, recognize the need for serious and urgent solutions to growing climate problems,” the statement said.
It also emphasizes that the United States and the Russian Federation have confirmed their commitment to “unwavering implementation of the Paris Agreement” and its goals to keep global temperature growth and achieve net-zero emissions.
Russia and the United States intend to cooperate on climate issues, emissions monitoring, the Arctic, energy efficiency, and the implementation of joint projects, the countries said in a joint statement following the visit to Moscow of the special envoy of the US President on climate issues, John Kerry.
As stated in the text of the joint statement of Kerry and the special representative of the President of the Russian Federation for climate Ruslan Edelgeriev, which was distributed by the State Department, during the negotiations the parties agreed to work together with other interested parties to promote the agreements reached the climate conference in Glasgow and the G20 summit. “In addition, they will cooperate on climate problems related to the Arctic,” the document says.
The statement notes that the Russian Federation and the United States intend to “cooperate on a bilateral basis on some climate-related problems.” The topics will include, as stated in the statement: satellite monitoring of emissions and limiting greenhouse gas emissions; forests and agriculture; climate and the Arctic, including black coal; reducing emissions of other gases, including methane; increasing contributions and long-term strategies in accordance with the Paris Climate Agreement; energy efficiency; climate finance and the implementation of joint climate projects.
The joint statement of the adviser to the President of the Russian Federation Ruslan Edelgeriev and the special representative of the US President on climate issues John Kerry can become a prologue to increasing cooperation between Moscow and Washington on climate issues, the press service of Edelgeriev reported on Thursday following the meeting of the two officials.
“The joint statement can become a prologue to increasing cooperation between Russia and the United States on climate issues. The parties confirmed their desire to discuss in detail issues of mutual interest, as well as to implement specific climate projects. At the same time, it is proposed to leave the differences on other aspects of the bilateral agenda out of brackets,” the message says.