Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed visiting US local weather envoy John Kerry in a name that Moscow and Washington have “frequent pursuits” on local weather change, the Kremlin mentioned Wednesday.
“The local weather drawback is without doubt one of the areas the place Russia and the United States have frequent pursuits and comparable approaches,” Putin mentioned in a press release printed by the Kremlin.
The Russian chief mentioned Moscow “attaches nice significance” to reaching the targets of the Paris Agreement and “advocates de-politicising” dialogue on local weather change.
The feedback on a uncommon level of cooperation between the 2 nations come after Putin met US President Joe Biden for historic talks in Geneva final month.
Kerry, Biden’s globe-trotting local weather envoy, referred to as on Russia to cooperate with the US on local weather change throughout a gathering with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov earlier this week.
Moscow has mentioned Kerry’s go to to Moscow is a optimistic step for relations between the 2 nations.
Russia, one of many world’s main producers of oil and gasoline, has lately made commitments and statements suggesting it’s taking local weather change severely.
But critics say the nation, which can also be the fourth-highest emitter of carbon, continues to be doing removed from sufficient to sort out the disaster.
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