All-Russian climatic week started

The All-Russian Climate Week is held for the first time in 2017 as a part of the Year of Ecology in the Russian Federation, in accordance with the decision of the interagency working group under the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation on issues related to climate change and sustainable development. The initiative to hold a climate week was proposed by the adviser to the President of the Russian Federation, the special representative of the President of the Russian Federation on climate issues, A.I. Bedritsky. 

The climate week is held from May 15 to June 15 this year. The implementation of the activities of the climate week began on May 15, on this day in nearly 100 countries, an unofficial International Climate Day was celebrated.

Climate changes are becoming apparent to everyone, and their consequences are increasingly affecting the life of humanity. In recent years, within the framework of international climate cooperation, a number of important UN documents have been adopted. In September 2015, the 70th session of the UN General Assembly adopted the Agenda for Sustainable Development for the period until 2030, one of goals of the which was to combat climate change. In December 2015, the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change adopted the Paris Climate Agreement, which entered into force in November 2016.

The Russian Federation recognizes the importance and urgency of the problem of global climate change and pays much attention to the development of measures to reduce the anthropogenic load on the climate system and adapt to climate change. Realization of the scheduled plans and achievement of the set goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions requires consolidation of the efforts of the government,  business and the public, informing about the measures being taken and planned, and the results already achieved. On this basis, the activities of the climate week are aimed at broadly informing the public and drawing attention to the problem of global climate change.