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July 1, 2022

Putin transferred the property of the Sakhalin-2 operator company to the state. President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Thursday ordering the transfer of the Sakhalin-2 oil and gas project in Far East Russia to a new domestic operator in response to “unfriendly” Western sanctions and threats to Russia’s national interests and economic security.

Foreign investors will be required to apply to retain their existing shares in the new limited liability company within a month, according to the decree.

June 30, 2022

How the world's rivers are changing. The way rivers function is significantly affected by how much sediment they transport and where it gets deposited. River sediment—mostly sand, silt, and clay—plays a critical ecological role, as it provides habitat for organisms downstream and in estuaries. It is also important for human life, resupplying nutrients to floodplain agricultural soils, and buffering sea level rise caused by climate change by delivering sand to deltas and coastlines.

June 20, 2022

Germany is stepping up efforts to respond to a cut in Russian gas supplies by reviving coal plants and providing financing to secure gas for the winter, an effort that would cost about 15 billion euros ($15.8 billion) at current prices. The package of measures was announced days after Moscow slashed deliveries on its main gas link to Europe, hitting supplies to Germany and creating a knock-on effect for France, Austria and the Czech Republic.

June 17, 2022

Russian Federation and United States of America suspended negotiations on climate.

June 8, 2022

Congo’s Oil Block Sale Threatens Carbon Sinks, Forest Pact

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s plan to auction oil exploration blocks next month threatens to disrupt some of the world’s most important carbon sinks and could jeopardize a $500 million forest preservation agreement.

June 7, 2022

800% increase in UN appeal needs for extreme weather-related emergencies over last 20 years – new Oxfam research

The amount of money needed for UN humanitarian appeals involving extreme weather events like floods or drought is now eight times higher than 20 years ago — and donors are failing to keep up, reveals a new Oxfam brief today. For every $2 needed for UN weather-related appeals, donor countries are only providing $1.

May 23, 2022

Poland tells Norway to hand over oil revenues. Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki has accused the Nordic country of making “unjust” oil and gas money amid the Ukraine conflict. Norway should share the “excess” profits it’s been making as oil and gas prices soar amid the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said at the National Youth Dialogue Congress on Saturday.

May 13, 2022

Poland is ruining the Belavezha Forest. Poland decided to fence itself off from Belarus with a wall. The concrete fencing is already 50 kilometres long. In June, they are going to triple this length. Dividing the only relict forest in Europe into two parts, the wall also runs through specially protected natural areas. Animals are becoming hostages of political games and ambitions. Experts believe that this wall can cause an environmental disaster.

May 12, 2022

The Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is being held in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) from May 9 to 20. The theme of the meeting is "Earth. Life. Legacy: from Scarcity to Prosperity." The conference is about a call to action aimed at reviving and preserving terrestrial ecosystems, such as agricultural lands, meadows, forests, wetlands and peat lands for future generations.

May 12, 2022

Environmental Education Day in Russia Date in the current year: May 12, 2022. Environmental Education Day is observed on May 12 in Russia and other CIS countries. This annual ecological observance was established in 1991 to emphasize the importance of environmental knowledge in all sciences and fields of human activity.

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