CLIMATE ACTION SHOW
October 17th 2022
produced by Vivien Langford
F.O.E. RUSSIA AND SIBERIA MELTING
"The first-ever climate lawsuit in Russia has been filed by a group of activists demanding that the the government take stronger action over the climate crisis.
The group wants the Russian authorities to take measures that will reduce the country’s greenhouse emissions, in line with targets of limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5C agreed under the 2015 Paris climate accords.
Russia is the fourth biggest producer of carbon emissions worldwide, and its average temperatures have risen twice as fast as the global average. The country’s emissions are predicted to reach 2,212m tons of carbon dioxide by 2030." Waseem Mohamed - The Guardian
We learn from Vitaly Servetnik that emissions from the oil and gas pipelines from Russia into Europe are greatly adding to Russia's status as fourth greatest emitter. Like Australia they have often received the Colossal Fossil award at UN conferences. But unlike in Australia, climate action in Russia is very risky. Vitaly tells us how they spent a year and a half talking to the great number of environmental groups to build a case for the Russian Government to radically change its climate policies and save thousands of lives.
Vitaly Servetnik - Russian Social Ecological Union/ Friends of the Earth Russia
Angelina Davydova -Prominent Russian Environmental journalist -interviewed by James Whitmore (2020)
Her most recent comments since the invasion of Ukraine forced her into exile.
Music : A Siberian song by Otyken called Storm.
More about the Saami people who are part of the group taking Russia's government to court for destruction of their future.
The Sámi are the only recognized Indigenous people within the European Union. Their traditional lands include regions in northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Kola peninsula of north-western Russia.
Climate Action Collective