Donskoy commented on the US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement


RIA Novosti

For the Russian Federation in a greater degree has a value for the ratification of the Paris climate agreement is not the United States, and its basic trading partners, leads the press service of the Ministry of natural resources the words of the head of the Ministry Sergey Donskoy.

“We are largely matters for the ratification of the Paris agreement is not the United States and our major trading partners”, — Donskoy said at the St. Petersburg international economic forum (SPIEF).

He noted that first and foremost must consider the climate strategy of the BRICS countries, the EU, Norway, Japan, the Republic of Korea and other in the field of low-carbon development.

“Their implementation may lead to the imposition of import restrictions in those countries that produce high levels of greenhouse gas emissions in its production process, that is, the introduction of “carbon protectionism”, — concluded the Minister.

The St. Petersburg international economic forum, the world’s leading platform for business communication and discussion of key economic issues, is held this year June 1-3. MIA Russia today acts as information partner of the forum.