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Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences

, Volume 87, Issue 4, pp 299–309 | Cite as

From Rio to Paris: Achievements, problems, and prospects in the struggle against climate change

  • A. A. AkaevEmail author
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Abstract

The newsbreak for writing this article was a kind of jubilee: 25 years ago, in 1992, a conference in Rio de Janeiro adopted the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This event became the first in a series of follow-up conferences and documents aimed primarily at limiting carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere to counter global warming. The author is an active advocate of the concept of the anthropogenic impact on climate as a leading factor in climate change. He stresses the positive potential of international agreements in this field and a new energy-environmental paradigm, which implies the development of low-carbon industry and transition to renewable energy sources and the “green” economy.

Keywords

global warming UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) limit on the rise in surface temperature emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere decarbonization of the economy and energy industry development trend of the low-carbon energy industry renewable energy sources (RESs) new energy consumption paradigm economic growth Paris Climate Agreement 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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