The government will establish a quota for harmful emissions in 12 Russian cities

The bill affects only the 12 most polluted cities in Russia, where quotas for

emissions. To this end, Rosprirodnadzor will enter into agreements with all enterprises operating in these territories.

The list of cities that fell under the bill included Bratsk, Krasnoyarsk, Lipetsk, Magnitogorsk, Mednogorsk, Nizhny Tagil, Novokuznetsk, Norilsk, Omsk, Cherepovets, Chelyabinsk and Chita.

According to the document developed for the implementation of the “Clean Air” project from the national project “Ecology”, by 2024, polluting emissions in these cities should be reduced by 22%.


Rosprirodnadzor will highlight the most harmfulsubstances whose emissions affect hygienic standards for air quality or pose risks to human health. Specialists of the department will measure the air quality in residential areas and set appropriate quotas based on these data, using information about winds and other weather conditions.

Experts point out that cities with strongair pollution in Russia is now no less than 200. Market participants believe that the experiment will simply lead to another burden on the business - despite the fact that large companies already allocate 76% of the cost of the Clean Air national project of 380 billion rubles.