The UNFCCC Secretariat (UN Climate Change) launches the Russian-language version of its website and the official pages in social media. The Russian language has been added in order to expand the informational coverage of climate change, as well as in response to the growing demand for materials on this topic from the Russian-speaking audience.
Information on the UN Climate Change website is published in English, French and Spanish. The page contains materials on the negotiation process of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), data on activities and actions taken to combat climate change, the Secretariat’s documents, as well as news on climate change issues.
The Russian-language version of the UNFCCC website has been launched thanks to the voluntary financial contribution of the Government of the Russian Federation. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Vershinin welcomed the start of the website: “Climate change remains one of the most important challenges facing modern mankind. From the moment of drafting the Convention and further – with the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement – Russia has been most actively involved in the activities of the international community in this direction. Today, when the UNFCCC website “speaks” Russian, it has become possible not only to share the results of this work with tens of millions of Russian-speaking users around the world, but also to attract experts, journalists, representatives of NGOs, ordinary citizens, especially youth, on an ongoing basis to climate efforts.”
In addition to the Russian-language version of the UNFCCC website, information in Russian will appear on the pages of the Secretariat on Twitter, Facebook and VK.
Source: The UNFCCC Secretariat