Net zero targets
We evaluate the target as: Target information incomplete.
The Russian Federation has announced a 2060 net zero target (Moscow Times, 2021), but has yet to formally adopt it, and few details are available. Russia has not submitted and Long-Term Strategy to the UNFCCC as of October 2021. The Russian government can consider good practice approaches shown further below as it elaborates on this target announcement.
The CAT currently does not evaluate Russia’s net zero target given the preliminary nature and a lack of more detailed information. The CAT will do so once further information will be communicated by the government.
- Target year – Russia aims to reach net zero by 2060.
- Emissions coverage – The Russian government refers to the target a ‘carbon neutrality’ target (Moscow Times, 2021), indicating that it may not cover all GHG emissions. For this reason, we assume it relates only to CO2 emissions for the time being.
- International aviation and shipping – Russia provides no information on its intention to cover international aviation and shipping.
- Reductions or removals outside of own borders – Russia has not provided any information on its intention to use international offset credits to meet its net zero target.
- Legal status – President Putin announced the net zero target in October 2021 (Moscow Times, 2021). Russia has not submitted an Long-Term Strategy to the UNFCCC as of October 2021.
- Separate reduction & removal targets – Russia provides no information on its intention to communicate separate emission reduction and removal targets.
- Review process – Russia provides no information on its intention to establish a review cycle for its net zero and intermediate targets.
- Carbon dioxide removal – Russia provides no information on its intention to communicate transparent assumptions on carbon dioxide removals.
- Comprehensive planning – No details on the specific planning process for the net zero target is available.
- Clarity on fairness of target – Russia provides no information on its intention to explain the target’s fairness.
For further information on the targets, the Russian Federation has adopted, see the targets tab.
The Climate Action Tracker has defined the following good practice for all ten key elements of net zero targets. Countries can refer to this good practice to design or enhance their net zero targets.