EU-Russia Climate Conference

A dialogue on climate policy and next steps towards Paris Agreement implementation in the EU and Russia
  • 15
  • 3
  • December 1-3, 10:30 – 18:00 MSK, 08:30 – 16:30 CET
    Russian/ English (simultaneous translation)
    SKOLKOVO campus & online
    Participation is free of charge

About the conference

A platform for open discussion and fruitful dialogue on climate challenges among the Russian and EU main stakeholders, an opportunity to identify areas of mutual interest and potential joint activities between the EU and Russia on climate-related subjects.

Russia joined the Paris Agreement in 2019 and is preparing a Strategy for its long-term development of Russia with a low-level of GHG emission until 2050 and a greenhouse gas regulation federal framework. The European Commission on its part committed to reach climate neutrality by 2050 and announced in September 2020 its intention to increase the EU’s GHG emission reduction ambition for 2030.

EU-Russia Climate Conference
EU-Russia Climate Conference

Conference topics

    • Climate and decarbonization strategies in the COVID-19 era – perspectives from Russia and the EU
    • Corporate decarbonization strategies in the EU and in Russia
    • Opportunities and challenges for the decarbonization of the domestic market
    • Corporate climate reporting: scope, standards and its role in green low-carbon transition
    • Decarbonization of energy-intensive Industries
    • Urban Development and Smart Cities
    • Sustainable Finance
    • Perspectives for renewables
    • Our forests in 2050
    • Prospects for the Hydrogen Economy
    • Focus on the Arctic
    • Adaptation to climate change
    • Sustainable Mobility
    • The carbon border adjustment mechanism
    • NGO roundtable (public awareness)

Conference agenda

  • 10.30 – 12.30 MSK
    08.30 – 10.30 CET

    Climate and decarbonisation strategies in the COVID-19 era – Perspectives from Russia and the EU

    Plenary Session 1

  • 12.30 – 14.00 MSK
    10.30 – 12.00 CET

  • 14.00 – 15.45 MSK
    12.00 – 13.45 CET
    Corporate decarbonisation strategies in the EU and in Russia

    Plenary Session 2

  • 15.45 – 16.15 MSK
    13.45 – 14.15 CET

  • 16.15 – 18.00 MSK
    14.15 – 16.00 CET
    Opportunities and challenges for the decarbonisation of the domestic market

    Parallel Thematic Session 1

  • 16.15 – 18.00 MSK
    14.15 – 16.00 CET
    Corporate climate reporting: scope, standards and its role in green low-carbon transition

    Parallel Thematic Session 2


  • Frans Timmermans
    Frans Timmermans

    Executive vice-president, European Green Deal, European Commission

  • Maksim Reshetnikov
    Maksim Reshetnikov

    Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

  • Clara de la Torre
    Clara de la Torre

    Deputy Director General in the Directorate-General for Climate Action in the European Commission

  • Ruslan Edelgeriyev
    Ruslan Edelgeriyev

    Adviser to the President, Special Presidential Representative on Climate Issues

  • Markus Ederer
    Markus Ederer

    Ambassador of the European Union to the Russian Federation

  • Kirill Komarov
    Kirill Komarov

    First Deputy Director General for Corporate Development and International Business of ROSATOM

  • Svetlana Bik
    Svetlana Bik

    Director for strategic development of Eurasian Integrations Scientific Center (EAISC), head of Green Eurasia division, head of the expert-analytical project "Infrastructure and Finance for Sustainable Development"

  • Anatoliy Chubais
    Anatoliy Chubais

    Chairman of the executive board of Rusnano

  • Global Climatic Threat and Russian Economy: Searching for the Way

    The climatic threat lies, on the one hand, in physical global climate change and its consequences, and on the other, in related structural changes across global economy. Politicians, investors and ordinary people worldwide already taking concrete actions to switch to low-carbon development, backed by impressive resources. These global trends have fully extended to Russia - both in connection with climate change consequences on its territory, and in connection with the long-term threat to Russian exports of key items, such as oil, refined products, coal, natural gas, metals.

    This study summarizes the most relevant facts regarding climate change, its consequences, international climate regulation and long-term impact on global economy - with a focus on Russia. Possible scenarios of Russia's response to the climate threat are considered, taking into account associated risks and opportunities.

  • The Guide to Paris Agreement

    The Paris Agreement enshrines global goals, national commitments and multilateral processes aimed at progressively strengthening the global effort against climate change. The agreement, adopted in 2015 under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), has since been ratified by more than 190 countries. In 2018, parties adopted detailed rules and procedures for implementing the agreement, known informally as the Paris “rulebook.” This brief published with the support of the French government, outlines the broad contours of the agreement and rulebook, focusing on the provisions related to governance, mitigation, transparency, finance.

Supported by:

This event has been organised with the financial support of the European Union’s Partnership Instrument and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) in the context of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The opinions expressed are the sole responsibility of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funders.

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