Tag: Russia

    Russia vetoed UN Security Council resolution linking climate crisis to international peace
    15 Dec 2021

    Russia has vetoed a first-of-its-kind UN security council resolution casting the climate crisis as a threat to international peace and security. Associated Press in New York reports that this vote sank a years-long effort to make global heating more central to decision-making in the UN’s most powerful body. The resolution proposed that the climate crisis […]

    UAE, Russia sign ‘Declaration of Intent’ in energy sector
    20 Nov 2021

    The UAE and Russian Federation have signed a ‘declaration of intent’ to form a joint task force that will work to promote cooperation between the two countries in the energy sectors specifically in clean energy, WAM reports. The announcement aims to achieve sustainable developments requirements, as well as, Paris Climate Change Agreement as the two […]

    Siberia wildfires: Russia army planes and thousands of firefighters battle blazes
    15 Jul 2021

    About 800,000 hectares of forest destroyed so far in region enveloped by smoke as Russia suffers through ‘abnormal heatwave,’ The Guadian reports. Russia’s army has sent water-bombing planes to support thousands of firefighters battling huge wildfires in Siberia, a region known for its frozen tundra that is now sweltering under a heatwave. Flames are tearing […]