Russia ready to support global emissions' halving by 2050 at Paris Climate

The 21st Conference of UNFCCC member countries will be held in Paris in December 2015.
Russia hopes to agree on halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the Paris Climate Change Conference. It is ready to finance the transfer of technologies reducing greenhouse gas emissions to developing nations, the Russian president's climate change advisor Alexander Bedritsky has said.
 
"Developed and developing countries may have different commitments and contributions but all of them need to be included in a single international document, i.e. to be legally binding," Bedritsky said on Tuesday at an international conference titled 'Global Climate Challenge: Dialogue between State, Society and Business'.
 
"We support as the goal of the agreement a temperature growth limited to two degrees and, if we manage to reach this agreement, the 50 percent reduction of global discharges by 2050, compared to the reference year," he said.
 
The agreement to be adopted at the conference should declare the role of boreal forests in the absorption of CO2, the presidential advisor said.
 

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