Russia on the pathways to carbon neutrality: forks on roadmaps

More than 160 countries have indicated some form of commitment to achieve carbon neutrality in 2030-2070. The carbon neutrality goal for 2060 is specified in the Climate Doctrine of the Russian Federation. However, many of the decarbonization plans are not too specific. As a result, they are progressing too slowly, faced with increased protectionism, aggravated geopolitical problems (security, reliability of supply chains), and all this hampers progress towards carbon neutrality. If low carbon action is to be clear, coordinated at all decision-making and implementation levels, and largely supported, we need a clear and understandable action plan – a roadmap – to transform the current raw material-based model of economic and socio-political development in Russia into an inclusive and fair innovative low carbon economy.