Carbon landfills as a new step towards achieving carbon neutrality of russian regions in the context of esg transformation
Keywords:Climate change, Carbon neutrality, Decarbonization, ESG policy, Carbon farming, Carbon landfill
Objective: The purpose of this paper is to study the possibility of using carbon polygons to achieve carbon neutrality in Russian regions in the context of environmental, social, and governance transformation.
Methods: The authors consider the key principles of ESG transformation, analyze greenhouse gas emissions by sectors of the Russian economy, and assess the potential of carbon landfills as a tool to achieve carbon neutrality. The work uses such scientific methods as historical analysis, case-study method, and structural, comparative, and functional analysis.
Results: The paper presents examples of the implementation of carbon polygons in the regions and an assessment of their potential in achieving carbon neutrality. Quantitative data are systematized following the geographical specifics of the location of carbon polygons, their characteristics, goals, project development scenario, as well as the results of activities in the collection and monitoring of climate data. Practical aspects of the use of carbon polygons in the conditions of ESG transformation are also considered.
Suggestions: The results of the study can be used in the practical activities of regional authorities, enterprises, and organizations dealing with environmental sustainability issues. The theoretical conclusions can be used for further investigation of the carbon footprint problem in the context of ESG transformation. The paper can be used as a guide for the development and implementation of programs to achieve carbon neutrality in Russian regions.
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