Episode 18: Russia and the Green Transition

This episode examines how Russia is seeking to develop its economy as part of the green transition. It considers both the opportunities and the challenges the country faces in taking advantage of the economic and technological shifts emerging from efforts to counter climate change, at a time of growing confrontation with the transatlantic community.

Dr Igor Makarov, assistant professor at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, discusses with Dr Neil Melvin, Director RUSI International Security Studies, Russia’s efforts to promote the green transition – the shift to new technologies, sustainable industry and transport, and the development of new raw materials – and move away from its current reliance on a hydrocarbon economy. The discussion touches on the domestic and international drivers of change, and the barriers that may prevent Russia from taking advantage of new opportunities.


Dr Neil Melvin

Director, International Security

International Security

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