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Yakutsk Hosts Research and Training Conference on Climate Change and Permafrost Thawing

Yakutsk Hosts Research and Training Conference on Climate Change and Permafrost Thawing

Participants in the Research and Training Conference on Climate Change and Permafrost Melting, which took place in Yakutsk, discussed issues concerning the sustainability of the natural and technical systems of permafrost. The conference was held as part of the events of Russia’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2021–2023, which are managed by the Roscongress Foundation.

“One of the key topics of our chairmanship of the Arctic Council is the climate agenda. Despite the difficult geopolitical situation, we cannot forget about the state of the climate, the ozone layer, and permafrost.
These are global, supra-political issues that must be solved not only for the economic development of Yakutia and the Russian Far East, but for the situation on the planet as a whole. 

Yury Trutnev said

The degradation of permafrost and the higher amount of greenhouse gases have already led to a rise in temperatures and an increase in the level of the world ocean. Soil conditions are changing, which affects economic activities in a number of northern regions. And it is important for us to understand how this situation is developing, what to prepare for, and, most importantly, how to maintain this delicate balance between man and nature,” said Yury Trutnev, a Russian deputy prime minister and plenipotentiary representative of the Russian president in the Far Eastern Federal District.

Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, said “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will continue to support establishing and maintaining contacts between the domestic scientific community and foreign partners. 
Today, this is particularly relevant, keeping in mind that many channels of official diplomatic communication remain blocked or limited to the most minimal set of topics under discussion due to the fault of individual unfriendly states.”