The President of Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE) Alexander Shokhin approved the updated composition of the Committee on Climate Policy and Carbon Regulation, which included Dmitry Zyliov, CEO of Arkhangelsk PPM, member of the Council of the Union of Timber Manufactures and Exporters of Russia.
The Committee is a permanent working body of RUEI, which ensures the development of a unified position of representatives of the business community - members of RUEI on climate policy and carbon regulation issues. This includes strategic goal-setting of the state and companies in the climate policy, principles and mechanisms of state regulation of emissions and absorption of GHG, their inventory and monitoring of emissions, etc.
In June, the RUEI Committee on Climate Policy and Carbon Regulation will consider the prospects of cooperation with other countries and foreign businesses to develop joint approaches to formulating international and national climate policy, the implementation of measures to adapt to climate change, as well as public positioning of Russian companies to counterwork climate change in the mass media and at various international venues.
"Already now Europe is actively preparing for the transition to a low-carbon economy, the introduction of cross-border carbon regulation, and if the Russian business community does not begin to prepare for this transition, we risk, after a while, to face restrictions on access to foreign markets, - notes Dmitry Zyliov. - Being one of the CDP leaders among the world's leading pulp and paper companies with a climate rating of "A", the Arkhangelsk PPM can offer its successful case study in this field for the formation of national climate policy".
As it was reported earlier, the UN has classified Arkhangelsk PPM's environmental program as one of the world's best practices to achieve sustainable development goals and highlighted in the report the corporate strategy of low-carbon development for the period until 2030, according to which the company makes a voluntary commitment to reduce total direct and energy indirect GHG emissions by 55% compared to 1990-up to 1.4 million tons of CO2e per year. Other indirect emissions in the framework of the strategy by 2030, it is necessary to reduce by 20% compared to 2015 to 370,000 tons of CO2e per year. The strategy is based on the experience of reducing greenhouse gas emissions since 1990.
The UN also recommended using the experience of the Arkhangelsk PPM as a "best practice" to support the implementation of the Efficiency Management Center.