Yakutia plans to switch to low-carbon economy
A network of carbon polygons and carbon farms is planned in Yakutia, which will help the republic switch to a low-carbon economy faster, which in turn will reduce the amount of climate-altering greenhouse gases.21 November 2022
The government of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) told EastRussia that climate change and global warming are having a major impact on Yakutia, as the largest region in the permafrost zone. In addition, carbon polygons will help to reduce the damage caused by massive forest fires and hazardous emissions.
Today in Yakutia, the Institute for Biological Problems of Cryolithozone of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences operates the unique SakhaFluxNet mega facility with four experimental research stations, which cover such climatic zones as tundra, forest-tundra and forests. Information is obtained there from space, geological, physical and biological parameters, as well as instruments for studying the flow of heat, energy and water in ecosystems, instruments for studying the carbonic acid balance of ecosystems, meteorological and climatological instruments.
Based on the data collected, Yakutia will submit proposals to the expert centre for scientific and methodological support of the establishment and operation of carbon polygons, which operates under the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.