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EU cross-border carbon regulation plans threat to Russia’s interests – Official

EU plans  to introduce cross-border carbon regulation, poses  threat to Russia’s national interests, Alexander Abelin,  Aide to Russian Security Council chief, said on Thursday, August 5, 2021.

Russian President, Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin, Russian President. Photo credit: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

Abelin recalled that the international climate agenda had been recently increasingly used by Western countries to protect their goods in international markets.

“For example, the European Union plans,  provide for the introduction of a cross-border carbon regulation in the near future as a mechanism for fulfilling its obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement.

“It poses a threat to national interests of the Russian Federation, since the EU is one of its largest trading partners.

“US authorities are also considering the introduction of similar measures,’’ Abelin said.

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