Greenpeace conference “Road to anti-crisis measures: scenarios for decarbonization of transport in Russia”

25 June 2020

The Greenpeace held an on-line conference with a presentation of the scenario of low-carbon road transport development in Russia on June 25, 2020. Transport decarbonization scenarios were presented for the largest cities of Russia, such as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Chelyabinsk, Omsk, Samara, Rostov-on-Don, Ufa, Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Voronezh, Volgograd.

The conference was attended by Russian and foreign experts with reports on the necessary anti-crisis measures in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, during which measures and decisions that could be taken on public transport in order to increase the sustainability and safety of its work were discussed.

NIIAT Research Supervisor, Deputy Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Pan-European Program of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the World Health Organization on Transport, Environment and Health (THE PEP) Vadim Donchenko presented a report on the theme: “Decarbonization of transport in the context of the epidemic of COVID-19 ".

Experts presented a report on reducing the climate footprint of urban transport. Scientists have prepared three scenarios of low-carbon transport development in accordance with Russia's obligations under the Paris climate agreement. The report contains scenarios both for the country and separately for each of the fifteen million-plus cities (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan). This work has no precedents, including in the strategic documents of Russia.

One part of the conference focused on the theme of the air quality and civic initiatives in this area.