Chief Russian delegate Oleg Shamanov described the resolutions adopted by the Doha conference as ‘disappointing’.
The conference passed extensions to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse emissions, which expires this year.
The Kyoto Protocol, which came into force in 2005, requires the commitment of developed countries to reduce emissions, and the implementation of related market mechanisms.
The first period of commitment to the Protocol ends on the 31st of December 2012.
Russia, Japan, New Zealand, and Canada have already announced their refusal to participate in the second period beginning in January 2013.
A UN conference passed a package of agreements on Saturday to combat climate change and extend the life of the Kyoto Protocol, the only binding pact on curbing Earth-warming greenhouse gas emissions, its chairman said.
Agreement on the modalities of a Kyoto "second commitment period," which seeks to rein in climate change pending a new global pact due to enter into force in 2020, concluded 12 days of tough haggling in Doha.
Voice of Russia, TASS, AFP