Russia to enact law limiting emissionsJune 3rd, 2008 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 3 (RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Tuesday the draft of a proposed bill on permissible level of industrial emissions would be tabled in the lower house of parliament in October. “The draft is being prepared, and I hope by Oct 1 it will be submitted to the State Duma,” Medvedev told a Kremlin meeting.
“We need to draft a complete system on acceptable levels of environmental impact,” he said.
Medvedev said the Russian Security Council held a meeting in January focussed on environmental issues, which discussed the impact of environmental standards on the country’s innovative development.
He said “in essence” the impact is “on our level of competitiveness”.
The president said the piece of legislation on greenhouse gases would come in the run-up to Group of Eight summit in line with Russia’s international commitment.
The 34th summit of the Group of Eight industrialized nations, namely Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Britain and the US, is to be held in Japan July 7-9.
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