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Addressee Profile: Vladimir Putin, President of Russia

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Private Meeting with Vladimir PutinVladimir Putin is the President of Russia. He made our list by heading up the world’s fourth biggest emitter of greenhouse gases.

Positive Moves:

  • In December 2012, under the umbrella of the President’s administration, Russia created a working group on climate change and sustainable development. [source]
  • Russia’s greenhouse gas emissions have fallen by 35.6% since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1990. [source]

Why that’s not enough:

  • Russia is the largest exporter of oil in the world. [source]
  • Russia’s self-imposed 2020 carbon target will still allow levels of carbon emissions to rise. [source]
  • Climate doesn’t make the list of Russia’s top fifty priorities. [source]
  • As of 2010, Putin has questioned whether humans are responsible for climate change. [source]

Vladimir Putin at on Wikipedia | Russia on Wikipedia


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