Russian federal target program “Prevention of dangerous climate changes and their negative consequences”

I. General information
What is the type of the document?


Title of the programme/strategy:
Russian federal target program “Prevention of dangerous climate changes and their negative consequences”

Title of the programme/strategy:
Федеральная целевая программа "Предотвращение опасных изменений климата и их отрицательных последствий"


The federal target program (FTP) “Prevention of dangerous climate changes and their negative consequences” is aimed at meeting Russia’s commitment within the framework UN Convention on climate change, as well a prevention of negative consequences of climate change on population’s health and country’ economy. The Program was approved by the Government of the RF and the Russian Federal Service on Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring was appointed as key program owner. Funding for program is to be previewed on annual basis by the Russian Ministry of Economic Development, the Russian State Committee on Science and Technology and the Ministry of Finance of the RF with due reflection in the forecasts of social and economic development of the RF and the federal budget. The Program consists of 6 sections and covers nearly all fields of activity, which are to be implemented in line with the Convention: from coordination of activity on decreasing the industrial greenhouse gas emissions, creation of national climate monitoring system and development of national cadastre to civic engagement and awareness rising through media. Over 40 Russian organizations took part in Program implementation, including: the Institute of Global Energy Efficiency and Ecology Issues of the Ministry of Energy, Scientific and Research Institute of Civil Defense and Emergency of the Ministry of Civil Defense, Emergency and Disaster Response, etc.

Background and rationale:
Prepare for ratification of Kyoto protocol by the RF

II. Detailed information
Start date

Expected end date:

Research policy priorities targeted:

Additional remarks:
In 2000, the Program was prolonged till 31 December 2001

Relation to other programmes/strategies:
Assessment Report on Climate Change and its Consequences in the RF Reports on Particular Features of Climate on the Territory of the RF (2005 and 2006) Strategic Forecast of Climate Change in the RF for the years 2010-2015 and its Influence on Industries

The programme/strategy was inspired by:

Geographic coverage:
Russian Federation and particular regions

Target group(s):

Additional remarks:
Over 40 Russian organizations, including: Russian Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring Service Ministry of Energy Ministry of Economic Development And other

Research themes and disciplines of research targeted:
Climate, energy, health, etc.

Target fields:

Management structure:
The overall coordination of the Program was the responsibility of the Inter-ministerial committee on implementation of Kyoto protocol in the RF (created in 1994). The key program owner was Russian Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring Service.

Selection of projects:
Competition (tender) in line with the Federal law #94

Openness to other countries:

Mode of funding:

Additional remarks:
State order, partly competition-based

Co-financing sources:
14,442 mln. RUB (1997-2000)

Eligible costs:

Overall budget of the programme:
0,737 mln EURO (in 2000 prices, exchange rate 26,14)

Overall budget of the programme:
19,276 mln. RUB

Programme evaluation:

Additional remarks:
Report of the Russian Accounts Chamber Российской Федерации from 29 December 2000 # 44 (236) "On evaluation results of federal budgetary funding and its proper use, allocated to organizations subordinate to the Russian Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring Service in 1999 and 2000"

The federal budget funds were used for implementation of scientific and R&D works in 6 sub-programs. The extra budgetary sources were used for funding of joint project of forestation in Saratov and Volgograd oblasts, industrial greenhouse growth of vegetables in Tumen oblast, methane utilization in two large disposal sites in Moscow oblast and in two compression stations, pipage of natural gas in Saratov and Volgograd oblasts, for optimizing the work natural gas redistribution system in major pipelines, modernization of heat supply systems end energy saving in Zelenograd (Moscow), construction of gas-vapor station “Kuban’” in Krasnodar Krai, etc.

IV. How to find out more
Information source

Funding agency:

Administering agency:

Correspondent name:
Liliana N. Proskuryakova

Correspondent institution:
Institute of Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, State University – Higher School of Economics

Correspondent contact details:
Address: Myasnitskaya, 20, office 501, Moscow, Russia, 101000 Tel.: +7 495 628-3106, Fax: +7 495 625-03-67 E-mail: URL:

Date of submission:
25/05/2009 14:38