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Paris climate talks: Russia will use its huge forests as a bargaining chip

Russia has lots of gas – but needs a lot of heat. Ilya Naymushin / ReutersRussia has a reputation as one of the more difficult states involved in international climate negotiations – and don’t expect things to change at the latest UN conference in Paris. After all, this is a country with vast oil and gas reserves, brutal winters and a strong sense of its own economic self-interest.

Three main factors will influence Russia’s strategy at the talks. It will want strong recognition of the role forests play in the climate, which would put the country and its 640 billion trees …read more

Source: The Conversation

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