According to our sources, the Ministry for Economic Development and the Moscow City government have agreed to start a pilot project, aiming to reduce GHG emissions in the region. Under the agreement, both parties will create a joint work group and elaborate specific measures to make Moscow less gassing.
The work group is to analyze the ways of project implementation in Moscow in the spheres of transport, energy, ecology and communal infrastructure. According to the analysis and forecasts, they are to suggest a number of steps on GHG reduction in the region.
Moscow GHG emissions
According to the estimates, Moscow is in the 30th place of CO2 emissions among other Russian regions. As part of national contribution to the fight with GHG emissions, Russia plan to limit emissions level down to 70-75 percent from those of 1990 level by 2030.
In April 2015, the Russia government has signed the conception of GHG emissions monitoring system, which will be implemented in several stages. Thus, in 2015-2016 the system will be implemented in a number of pilot regions. Moreover, large production facilities with the level of GHG emissions 150, 000 tones of CO2 per year will have to report to the government. Since 2017, carbon reporting will become mandatory for all businesses with a volume of emissions more than 50,000 tones of CO2 per year, as well as aviation, railways, marine and river transportation companies.
Source: Moscow government