Fossil #2: Russian Federation
9 June 2010
Russia received the 2nd Place Fossil for very significant weakening of its emissions reduction commitment from 25% to 15% of 1990 levels if land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) is not counted. The Russian president announced the 25% target as unconditional, but the Russian delegation converted this to being conditional in yesterday’s Numbers+LULUCF contact group. In addition, Russia’s proposal to account for LULUCF would hide huge quantities of emissions.