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Putin: Russia should cut emissions to EU levels in 30 years

Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed on Wednesday that Moscow will aim to reduce the level of carbon emissions in the country to be equal to European Union's figures on that front "over the next 30 years."

Russia's climate policy will help "achieve new high-paid jobs for everyone," he added during his annual address to the Federal Assembly. The government will look to decrease pollution by 20% by 2024, he specified.

New legislation should be introduced to make owners of companies that pollute the environment "compensate for damaged dealt to nature," Putin also stressed, calling for the establishment of "quotas for harmful emissions in cities."

Breaking the News / MS