Recording of the webinar:

What could a coal phase-out in Russia look like? This event discussed the Russian coal sector and prospective elements of a coal phase-out in the country. Building on findings from the project ‘The Russian Coal Sector: Challenges and Transition Opportunities’ convened by Climate Strategies, we debated Russia’s climate policies, including the coal sector and energy transitions.

Speakers included

  • Anna Korppoo, Fridtjof Nansen Institute
  • Nikita Lomagin, European University at St. Petersburg
  • Tatiana Lanshina, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration
  • George Safonov, Higher School of Economics, Russia
  • Matt Huxham, Willis Towers Watson & member of the project‘s Advisory Group
  • Irina Kustova, Centre for European Policy Studies


10.10-10.20Nikita Lomagin: Introduction to the Russian coal sector
10.20-10.35Anna Korppoo: Russia’s climate policies
10.35-10.40Introduction of speakers
10.45-10.50Georgy Safonov: Russia’s regional diversification vision
10.50-10.55Tatiana Lanshina: ‘Green’ regional diversification scenarios
10.55-11.00Introduction of panel
11.00-11.30Panel discussion with Q&A
Panellists: Irina Kustova (CEPS) and Matt Huxham (Willis Towers Watson)