Medvedev suggests UN consider Russian energy initiatives
Speaking at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev underscored the critical importance of ensuring consistency of the energy policy of the world’s leading countries.
This would allow for optimum utilization of energy sources on a global scale. Medvedev suggested the UN reconsider Moscow's initiatives in the field of energy security. Russia is the largest supplier of energy resources, and as such bears a special responsibility, said Medvedev.
Russia will fulfill its Kyoto commitments - Medvedev
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has reiterated that Russia will fulfill its commitments under the Kyoto Protocol. Medvedev was speaking at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, which started work on Thursday.
"By 2020, the level of greenhouse gas emissions in Russia will be a quarter lower than in 1990", - said the head of government, adding that Moscow is ready to be a part of the worldwide agreement under the condition that it involves all economies of the world. "Each of the states is free to follow their own plans, but it is important that their sum-total is sufficient for achieving global sustainable development", - added the prime minister.