Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Maxim Reshetnikov and the Japanese Ambassador to the Russian Federation discussed new opportunities for bilateral cooperation in the field of green economy
24 September 2021 9:00

Maxim Reshetnikov, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, met the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Russian Federation Toyohisa Kozuki. The focus was on the prospects for bilateral cooperation in the field of low-carbon development.

The Minister noted that Russia pays great attention to the climate agenda. He informed of the forthcoming experiment on greenhouse gas emission allowances and the implementation of an emissions trading scheme in the Sakhalin Region and directed attention to new opportunities for Russian-Japanese cooperation. “The experiment can become a platform for the implementation of joint climate projects, as well as mutual recognition of carbon units,” Maxim Reshetnikov said.

For his part, Toyohisa Kozuki expressed the interest of the Japanese party in cooperation with Russian companies on projects in the field of production and supply of such new types of fuel as hydrogen and ammonia. “Cooperation between Russia and Japan begins in the field of hydrogen and ammonia,” he said. The parties agreed to render all possible assistance to the practical implementation of such joint projects.

The parties also stressed the importance of international cooperation in the field of combating climate change. Speaking about the upcoming conference of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Maxim Reshetnikov noted the need to develop a joint international mechanism for the recognition of carbon units to effectively combat climate change and green the world economy.

Дата публикации: September 24, 2021
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