Global aluminium producer RUSAL to attend the 23rd Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Germany

UC RUSAL (SEHK: 486, Euronext: RUSAL/RUAL, Moscow Exchange: RUAL), a leading global aluminium producer, announces that it will be taking part in the 23rdConference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

MOSCOW, 30-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The two week conference will take place in Bonn, Germany, from the 6th to 17th of November. During the conference, the COP23 participants will work to develop new solutions and ways for the implementation of low carbon, environmentally friendly technologies, whose aim is to reduce the anthropogenic impact on the environment.

This year is the first time that Russia’s Pavilion will be participating at COP session. RUSAL will take an active role in the preparation of the business agenda at the Pavilion. The Day Programme on the 15th of November will be made up of representatives from RUSAL and its partner organisations.

RUSAL representatives will discuss the projects implemented by the Company in order to reduce its environmental footprint. Over 90% of RUSAL’s aluminium production is sourced using clean, renewable hydro power, which does not produce any harmful emissions. RUSAL continues to work to further improve this result.

The programme on the 15th November will include presentations from companies and organisations who are members of the Climate Partnership of Russia.   The Partnership was established by RUSAL and a group of leading Russian companies in November 2015 prior to the COP21 conference, which produced the historic Paris Agreement.

Among the presenters from the Climate Partnership of Russia, will be speakers from Baker McKenzie, Energy Policy Research Center ENERPO of the European University at Saint-Petersburg, ‘Business Russia’ all Russia public organisation who will be discussing their sustainable development projects.

The programme for the Russian Pavilion at COP23 will be updated on the website of the national coordinator of the Russian delegation, the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring – Rosgidromet http://www.meteorf.ru/

 

Annex:

PROGRAMME* OF EVENTS AT THE RUSSIAN PAVILION

15 NOVEMBER 2017

10.00-11.00

Session 1:   Russian business community participates in discussions regarding the implementation of Climate Policy in Russia. The Climate Russian partnership stands for preventing climate change. Climate goals of RUSAL
Vyacheslav Ivanenko

Leading research fellow, MSU, Faculty of Biology

Tatiana Antokhina

Leading engineer,

A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution

 

Impact of climate change on coral communities of remote oceanic atolls in the Indian Ocean: problems and prospects

 

Maxim Titov

Executive Director of the Energy Policy Research Center ENERPO, European University at Saint-Petersburg, Member of the Climate Partnership of Russia

Implementation and funding of projects aimed at improving energy efficiency in Russia

 

Max Gutbrod

Partner of Baker McKenzie, Member of the Climate Partnership of Russia

On perspectives of international cooperation under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

 

Oleg Pluzhnikov

Business Russia, Member of the Climate Partnership of Russia

On priorities of climate policy of the public organization “Business Russia”
Sergey Chestnoy, UC RUSAL, Member of the Climate Partnersip of Russia  –  moderator

 

12.00-13.00

Session 2:   Hydropower industry and climate change
Evgeny Tikhonov, En+Power

Vladimir Lukin, KPMG

Angelina Davydova, Kommersant – moderator

Discussion with representatives from the hydropower industry, environmental experts and consultants, on the impact of hydropower on climate change and ways to reduce СО2 emissions, with specific reference to En+Power’s policy of sustainable development

14.00-15.00

Session 3:   Perspectives on emissions reduction in the aluminium industry. Low carbon aluminium – current approaches, creating demand, economic incentives and mechanisms, i.e. carbon pricing
Jerome Lucaes, UC RUSAL

Sergey Chestnoy, UC RUSAL

Expects on carbon pricing representing CDP, CPLC, WB, Higher School of Economics (tbc)

Low carbon track of development in the aluminium industry – RUSAL’s experience and modern approaches in the world aluminium industry.

 

*Working draft. The programme is subject to further changes.

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