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Russia Won’t Ratify Paris Agreement Before 2020, Says Minister

Philippines News Agency

MOSCOW — Russia does not plan to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate before 2020, Minister of Natural Resources Sergei Donskoy told reporters on Friday.

“Risk assessments were performed and the conclusion was made that we have time. Plans that Russia will ratify the agreement not earlier than 2020 remain in force for the time being,” the minister said.

The Paris Agreement will succeed the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2020.

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