Putin Proposes to Control Greenhouse Gases with Satellites – World

Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed to the United States to use satellites to investigate levels of greenhouse gases around the world, US Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry revealed today.

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In an interview with the Russian newspaper Kommersant, Kerry, who was in Moscow this week, said that Putin had proposed that the two countries collaborate in the collection of information by satellite, “something that can give a lot of information about greenhouse gas emissions”.

According to the former US Secretary of State, this collaboration will make it possible to detect the extent to which promises to reduce emissions into the atmosphere are being fulfilled.

Kerry, who spoke with the Russian President by telephone on Wednesday, positively valued Moscow’s proposal and guaranteed that it would be analyzed “in detail”.

“[Putin] he referred to various forms of cooperation in the area of ​​decarbonisation, forestry development technologies and a special focus on decisions made on the basis of ecological requirements”, Kerry said, noting that the Russian President “has analyzed a very set of ideas. positive”.

Among them, he cited the proposal to carry out joint investigations in the Arctic linked to cutting-edge technologies, such as the capture and burial of carbon or hydrogen.

“There are areas where we can try to do something,” he added.

Also Wednesday, Putin said that Moscow and Washington share “common interests” in climate change.

“The climate problem is one of the sectors where Russia and the United States have common interests and similar approaches,” said Putin, in a statement released then by the Kremlin.

There it was assured that Putin “gives great importance” to the achievement of the objectives of the Paris Agreement on the climate and it was also added that he supports a “depoliticized dialogue” on this matter.

Putin and Kerry “underlined the importance of the United States and Russia working together on a range of climate issues,” confirmed the US State Department.

For his part, in a statement from the US State Department, Kerry underlined the role that the Russian Federation can play in the fight against global warming within the Arctic Council, as well as the campaign to end greenhouse gas emissions. greenhouse effect caused by coal.

In the Russian capital this week, John Kerry had already called for the development of cooperation with Moscow in the field of climate, during a meeting with the head of Russian diplomacy, Sergei Lavrov.

The Russian Federation, one of the world’s leading oil and gas producers, has made commitments in recent years that suggest it is taking climate change seriously, in the context of the multiplication of forest fires in Siberia, year after year, and the melting of the ‘ permafrost’ (permanently frozen land), which puts many cities in the Arctic at risk.

During his annual speech in April, Putin declared that Russia must adapt to climate change and called for the creation of an industry to recycle carbon emissions.

Climate change is one of the rare areas in which the United States and the European Union have declared themselves ready to cooperate with the Russian Federation, in a context of permanent tension.

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