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UN Climate
Change News, 22 May 2020
 – UN
Climate Change has launched a Russian language version of its website and
social media channels as part of its efforts to expand the geographical reach
of communications on climate change and respond to the rising demand for
information.

The UN Climate
Change website already provides information on the UNFCCC negotiations, climate
action engagements, meetings, conferences and all related documents and
resources, along with key climate change news, in English, Spanish and French,
and reaches over 13 million people a year.


Around 240
million people are estimated to speak the Russian language, within and beyond
the Russian Federation.  

The
establishment of the UNFCCC website in the Russian language was made possible
with a voluntary financial contribution from the Russian government. Welcoming
the Russian language version of the website, Sergey Vershinin, Deputy Minister
of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, said: 

“Climate change remains one of the key challenges of
modern society. Since the development of the Convention and later on, accepting
the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement, Russia
has been actively engaged in the efforts of the international community in this
direction. We now have an opportunity not only to share the long-term results
with tens of millions of Russian-speaking users around the world, but also to
involve experts, journalists, representatives of international organizations
and common people, especially youth, in climate change action on a regular
basis.”

“Since the
adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015, there has been increasing global
interest in addressing climate change as well as in the developing climate
regime towards meaningful climate actions at all levels and by everyone. We are
deeply grateful to the Russian government for its valuable support, without
which the establishment of a Russian language version of the website would not
have been possible,” the Deputy Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change, Ovais
Sarmad, said.

As with English, Spanish and French, the Russian language
version of the UNFCCC website
 is complemented with associated
social media channels. These channels are TwitterFacebook and
the Russian social media platform VK.

All four language versions of the website can be
found here.

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