Russian climate politics were certainly a talking point a few years ago due to the countrys decisive role in the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol. The views of various potentially influential officials were reported by the world media almost on a daily basis. Since the ratification of the Kyoto Protocol by Russia in 2004, and its
entry into force, Russian climate politics have received less attention.

In this paper the authors update our previous analyses of Russian climate politics and policies, and report the latest developments, including material from the discussions in the JI in Russia workshop 26 March 2007 organised by Oxford Climate Policy in co-operation with Climate Strategies.