Oleg Shamanov

Oleg Shamanov, the head of division for Russia’s Department of International Organisations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, talks about why the Bonn meetings are of particular importance, and the relative importance of adaptation and mitigation talks. He also outlines Russia’s priorities as the process drives toward an agreement in Copenhagen, why he believes the LCA and KP tracks should be merged, and weighs in on why too little time is spent discussing climate rather than political or financial topics. Also see Oleg Shamanov speaking from Copenhagen, Bangkok in 2009 and Bonn in April 2009.