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On April 22, under the leadership of the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin, a meeting of the board of the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet) was held. It was also attended by the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Maxim Reshetnikov, the Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology Alexander Kozlov, and the head of Roshydromet Igor Shumakov. In 2024, the Federal Service turns 190 years old.

Delivering his welcoming speech, Maxim Reshetnikov noted that Roshydromet is a reliable partner of the Ministry of Economic Development on the climate agenda. The Federal Service regularly provides meteorological data for the stable operation of the entire country’s economy: aviation and shipping, agriculture and forestry, energy, construction, housing and communal services, and other industries. Based on data from the Service, the Ministry of Economic Development prepares measures to adapt to climate change, and relies on them when developing the Operational Plan and implementing the Low-Carbon Development Strategy.

“The risks and negative consequences of climate change are increasing over the years. In many ways, this determined the demand of business and government for more detailed and in-depth knowledge about the global climate system. And already in 2022, in cooperation with Roshydromet and leading scientists, we began to create the Russian Climate Monitoring System (RCP GS),” noted Maxim Reshetnikov.

The project is a key element of the Low Carbon Development Policy Strategic Initiative. And now it is making a significant contribution to updating and expanding the observation network of Roshydromet. According to Maxim Reshetnikov, the key task of the project is to clarify estimates of emissions and removals. Roshydromet will have to verify the scientific data obtained, begin to use qualitatively new coefficients instead of global average values from UN recommendations, and confirm the significant contribution of Russian forests to the balance of the planetary climate system.

The first results of this work are already there, the minister said. Thanks to the project, a preliminary reassessment of greenhouse gas absorption by forests was carried out, objective emission factors from the production of certain chemicals were calculated: according to the results of the reassessment, emissions are lower by 100 million tons/CO2-eq. The knowledge base for preparing international reporting, planning further internal work and defining new goals within the framework of commitments under the Paris Agreement has begun to be updated.

“Climate change processes are complex and require constant attention. Together with Roshydromet, the expert and scientific community, we are forming tasks and a plan for their implementation for the second stage of the project in 2025–2030. The main goal of the project is to create conditions under which Roshydromet will develop on a par with advanced meteorological services,” the minister concluded.

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