The Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved a strategy of social and economic development of Russia with a low level of greenhouse gases emissions up to 2050. The relevant document was published on the official website of the Russian Government.

The main idea of the new strategy is an achievement of carbon neutrality with a sustainable economic growth. It contains two scenarios — inertial and target (intensive), taken as a basis. The key task of the last one is to ensure the competitiveness and sustainable economic growth of Russia in the context of the global energy transition. 

The strategy contains a list of activities in each industry including agriculture. In particular, it is planned to spread the use of slow-acting mineral fertilizers and fertilizers with inhibitors of nitrification processes, which dissolve and release nitrogen more slowly than traditional nitrogen fertilizers. It is also necessary to introduce the principles of precision agriculture, to comply with the norms and terms of the application of fertilizers and agrochemicals.

The Russian goal is to ensure carbon neutrality not later than 2060 and to make sure that in the next three decades the accumulated volume of net greenhouse gases emissions in the country will be less than in the European Union, including the introduction of new agricultural technologies.

Source: Agroinvestor