"Russia Will Not Cut Emissions Under Extended Kyoto Climate Pact"

"Russia confirmed on Thursday it would not make cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from 2013 under the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol, joining Canada and Japan in rejecting an extension of the plan for fighting climate change."

"The foreign ministry said Moscow would not join industrialized nations led by the European Union in signing up for cuts beyond a first round of commitments ending on December 31, 2012.

Earlier this month, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said on Twitter that a decision 'had not been made' on new obligations, suggesting the government was still mulling participation."

Nastassia Astrasheuskaya reports for Reuters September 14, 2012.

Source: Reuters, 09/14/2012