Closing Wrap-Up Plenary

Friday, September 30
17:30 - 19:30

Russia continues to fulfill all of its obligations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Global climate change is the most important problem of modern mankind. This is recognized by all leading nations of the world. Russia's role in this process is unique: its natural ecosystems are critical in solving the climate problems of the entire planet. In September 2019, the Russian Federation joined the Paris Climate Agreement, under which countries must keep the growth of the Earth's overall average temperature within 1.5-2°Ϲ.

Russia is a global environmental donor, the largest country in the world in terms of area; almost half of its territory is occupied by forests that absorb significant amounts of greenhouse gases entering the planet's atmosphere as a result of all human economic activities.

The country, based on the principles of ecological sovereignty of the Russian Federation, cannot stand aside from the global ecological agenda, decarbonization, but at the same time every detail of the natural resource potential of the state must be taken into account, calculated and monetized.

The discussion session will include the following questions:

  • The Samarkand Declaration of the SCO;
  • The 27th and 28th Conferences of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change;
  • Creation of new UN global rules for green economy and responsible finance;
  • Development of the UN development goals for the period after 2030;
  • Environmental sovereignty of the Russian Federation.


Maxim Safonov

Deputy President, Russian Academy of Sciences


Elena Borisenko

Deputy Chairwoman of the Management Board, Gazprombank JSC

Viacheslav Fetisov

UN Goodwill Ambassador, Chair of All-Russian Society for Nature Conservation

Bakhtiyer Khakimov

Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Affairs

Alexey Miroshnichenko

First Vice President, VEB.RF — Member of the Management Board

Andrey Slepnev

Member of the Board (Minister) for Trade of the Eurasian Economic Commission

Erik Solheim

The Sixth UN Environment Executive Director, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

* The Programme may be subject to change

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