Russian LTS – brief overview

The Russian Federation has officially approved and released a document titled Strategy of socio-economic development of the Russian Federation with low greenhouse gas emissions until 2050 (hereinafter referred to as the Russian LTS or the LTS). The LTS was brought into force by EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 3052-r dated October 29, 2021. This document (both Russian and English versions) was submitted to the UNFCCC on September 5, 2022. No changes were introduced to the submitted version compared to the 2021-approved document to reflect the most recent developments and Russia’s announced carbon neutrality commitment for 2060. The wording of the document is quite general; it does not include clear guidelines, roadmaps, or detailed descriptions of proposed policies and measures.