The Russian Federation commitment to a reduction of -15 to -25% relative to 1990 emissions by 2020 is rated Inadequate, since their commitments by 2020 are above business-as-usual projections. LULUCF crediting based on presently available incomplete data provides a large increase to the allowed emission limits in 2020. Without any LULUCF credits, the new -25% target leaves Russia's emissions still above the business-as-usual range and would also be rated as Inadequate. LULUCF accounting was calculated based on Party-provided projections.
Russia’s current Kyoto target is 0% relative to 1990 emission levels for the first commitment period. Proposed commitments for 2020 are -15 to -25% relative to 1990 emissions. In addition, President Medvedev has called for a long-term Russian goal of -50% reduction from 1990 levels by 2050. The range of emission reductions is based on the conditions that the potential of Russia’s forest will be available and all major emitters shall take legally binding obligations.
Date of pledge
Russian Federation (2009) Submission to the Ad-Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP): Data on forest management , 27 November 2009
Russian Federation (2009) Further elaboration of the options, elements and issues contained in annex IV to document FCCC/KP/AWG/2008/3 and annex III to document FCCC/KP/AWG/2008/5, including on which proposals could address cross-cutting issues, and how, 17 February 2009
Targets for 2020 were calculated from the most recent national inventory submissions (2012).
We calculated Russian Federation's LULUCF accounting quantities in 2020 for afforestation, reforestation and deforestation using the current Kyoto rules. For forest management reference level is equal to the budget of carbon in 1990.