The volume of carbon dioxide emissions in Moscow has decreased by a quarter since 1990, despite the fact that the population has increased by a third. And emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere today are two times lower than 10 years ago. Sergei Sobyanin wrote about this in his blog.

According to him, residents of large cities leave a much smaller ecological footprint compared to residents of small settlements. This is due to the fact that the concentration of the population, the efficiency of energy consumption in megacities is much higher than in small towns or villages.

Major projects are being implemented in Moscow that make it possible to improve the environmental situation. One of them is the large—scale reconstruction of the Moscow Refinery. Thanks to her, the plant reduced the discharge of polluted wastewater into the Moskva River by 99.9 percent and reduced emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere by 2.2 times, and hydrogen sulfide by 9.6 times. 

Moscow became the first region of Russia to ban the sale of fuel below the Euro-5 ecological class.

The ecological situation is also improving due to new green spaces. Over the past 11 years, more than 10 million trees and shrubs have been planted in the city.