Foreign Ministry Ambassador Korchunov: a complete transition to a low-carbon economy is not yet possible in the Arctic.
A 100% transition to a low-carbon economy in the Arctic cannot yet be 100% ensured, said Nikolai Korchunov, Ambassador-at-Large of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Chairman of the Committee of Senior Officials in the Arctic Council.
"When we talk about the transition to a climate-neutral low-carbon economy, we should not forget about the inhabitants of the Arctic, about the difficult conditions in which they live. Obviously, not everywhere 100% solutions based on renewable energy sources will work," Korchunov told the conference on Green Energy in the Arctic "How to Achieve Carbon Neutrality in the Arctic".
According to him, both diesel and carbon raw materials will be required in the foreseeable future.
"The main thing is that this transition is predictable, stable, sustainable and does not lead to shocks that we can see now," the ambassador-at-large added.