Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency RIA Novosti
Durban (South Africa), 8 December: The adoption of the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol is a "false goal" which does not help reduce human impact on climate, said Aleksandr Frolov, head of Rosgidromet [Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Monitoring of the Environment] and deputy head of the Russian delegation at the climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa.
"Russia believes that the continuation of the Kyoto Protocol is a false goal, which detracts from the main issue, i.e. mitigation of impact on the climate system," Frolov said at a news conference today.
He recalled that …