Russia’s Low-Carbon Transition

Chen Xueqing – Graduate Student of the Department of State Regulation of the Economy, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (China). Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The article highlights the positive changes that took place in 2021 in Russia’s transition to a low-carbon regime: the Strategy of low-carbon development until 2050 was approved, active climate diplomacy, etc., and the first steps in decarbonization in the practical sphere were taken - Sakhalin was selected for regional experiments. The prospects for alternative energy development are analyzed. The influence of geopolitical factors such as the military operation in Ukraine and anti-Russian sanctions of the West on the energy transition is considered. It is assumed that geopolitical factors will have a much greater impact on the energy transition in Russia than climate change, while in Europe a more radical strategy of emissions reduction and energy transition can be expected.

Key words: climate diplomacy, low-carbon transition, alternative energy.

JEL-codes: F18.