The XIII International Forum «Ecology»
The XIII International Forum «Ecology» was held on May 23-24, 2022 in Moscow at the venue of the World Trade Center.
The main theme of the Forum was the formation of the further way of ecological development of Russia in the period of economic turbulence and sanctions restrictions.
The event was held with the support and participation of the State Duma members, representatives of relevant ministries and agencies.
The Forum was opened by Nikolay Valuev, Chairman of the Public Council of ANO Centre of Assistance to Environmental Initiatives Ecology (ANO CSPI Ecology), Head of the Expert Council for the Development of Specially Protected Natural Areas under the Ministry of Natural Resources, Member of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
I am grateful to everyone here for wanting to work with us together. We are now at the stage of restructuring geopolitical processes. Russia is in the spotlight. Sanctions affect eco-trends, but Russia will fulfill all its obligations on environmental protection and the national project "Ecology". In the final resolution, we will certainly take into account all the opinions that will be expressed during the days of discussion
Chairman of the Public Council of ANO Centre of Assistance to Environmental Initiatives Ecology (ANO CSPI Ecology), Head of the Expert Council for the Development of Specially Protected Natural Areas under the Ministry of Natural Resources, Member of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
32 sessions of the business programme were devoted to the issues of environmental development of Russia and the development of effective solutions in the main directions of the new environmental policy of the country:
- achievement of national development goals in the field of environmental protection;
- implementation of state environmental programmes and projects in the new reality;
- measures to support environmental reforms;
- necessary conditions for the formation of environmental sovereignty of Russia;
- identification of technological gaps and stimulation of import substitution in the field of ecology;
- involvement of the population in environmental issues;
- building a constructive international dialogue on climate and environmental issues and many others.
Speakers of the plenary session raised key issues of environmental activities in Russia in the new economic and geopolitical conditions.
In the face of external pressure, the question of Russia's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change has been discussed. But we cannot turn away from this path, because it is food security, natural disaster management and the quality of life of citizens
Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Natural Resources and Environment
Environmental attitudes should not change under the influence of the international agenda. We are waiting for further improvement of legislation
Head of the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation
The discussion programme of the Forum was supplemented by the exhibition of advanced ecological technologies, green economy goods, discoveries and solutions of the companies, adopting ecological approach to business and lifestyle.
The industry will not give up on ecologization. Until 2024 it is supposed to set resource and energy efficiency indicators with a reduction in the consumption of natural resources. The strategies were agreed with colleagues from the Ministry of Economic Development, key agencies and business. To facilitate the transition to eco-rails, a number of systemic changes in legislation were adopted
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
The outcome of the forum will be a public resolution, which consolidates the proposals of participants in environmental activities to improve legislation and state policy. The document regularly becomes the basis for bills and regional and federal decisions relating to the environment.
It's been a year since the last forum. During that time, we have received many suggestions in the form of a resolution, and we listen to your opinions. Civic activists see problems faster and more quickly
Chairman of the State Duma Committee on the Development of Civil Society, Issues of Public and Religious Associations