June 2, 2023

On the official website of the X Nevsky International Ecological Congress published business program of the event. The main topic of the Congress is “Ecology: a right, not a privilege.” The event will take place on May 25–26 at the Tauride Palace in St. Petersburg.

The main task of the Nevsky International Ecological Congress is to ensure a constructive dialogue and promote the formation of an international system of environmental safety. The Congress will traditionally become an important event for the entire environmental community and this year will bring together 900 delegates only in person. Participation in the event has already been confirmed by representatives of more than 40 countries.

The opening of the X Nevsky International Ecological Congress is preceded by the Youth Day, organized by the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs and the State Corporation Rosatom on May 24 at the site of the Brusnitsyn cultural quarter.

On the opening day of the Congress, May 25, at the round tables of the business program, the topics of reducing emissions and finding effective measures to combat climate change, the development of digital environmental monitoring in Russia, national projects and programs in the field of ecological tourism, conservation of water and forest resources, environmental research and prevention of negative consequences of the development of the resources of the Arctic and Antarctic, as well as the development of the Russian market of organic products and the formation of a healthy lifestyle culture. One of the key discussions of the first day is recycling and the development of a circular economy. A separate round table will be devoted to national strategies and projects in the field of environmental protection of the countries participating in the Congress and harmonization of environmental policies of the CIS member states. Measures to minimize risks to human health and build systems to protect the population from epidemics by countries will be the topic of the panel discussion “Man and the planet: are we compatible?”.

On May 26, Congress participants will discuss the interaction between the state and business in the field of ecology and the green economy in the realities of sanctions pressure, promising areas of international cooperation in the conservation of biological diversity, measures and mechanisms for the development of the green economy in Russia. One of the main vectors of the current environmental agenda is the involvement of the younger generation in environmental culture, and a large block of the business program of the second day of the Congress is devoted to this topic. The participants of the events will discuss the development of environmental thinking, environmental responsibility, the formation of a system of continuous environmental education and the involvement of young people in environmental projects.

Large-scale projects of the Russian Federation in the field of ecology, business initiatives in the field of sustainable development, directions for the development of state policy to stimulate business to a responsible attitude towards the environment will be considered as part of the round table “Joining the efforts of the state and business as a guarantee of environmental well-being”.

The key event of the business program of the X Nevsky International Ecological Congress will be the plenary session “Man and the Planet: Are We Compatible?”, which will be held by the Chairman of the Federation Council, Chairman of the Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of States Members of the Commonwealth of Independent States Valentina Matvienko and Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Victoria Abramchenko.

In the days of the X Nevsky International Ecological Congress, St. Petersburg will become a platform for launching a number of environmental actions. On the first day of the Congress, May 25, there will be a show of the fashion collection of design students of the St. A.L. Stieglitz made from recycled materials. A mobile recycling workshop “Green Van” will be deployed in front of the Tauride Palace with a demonstration of the recycling process and training workshops will be held. One of the main problems of our time – waste recycling will be devoted to the premiere screening of the documentary film “What is a circular economy?”, filmed by Channel One with the support of the Russian environmental operator.

On May 26, the Congress will launch eco-subbotniks “Clean up after yourself” in 50 regions of Russia. Projects of the Ecolyata movement will also be presented, the winners of the All-Russian competition for achievements in the development of organic products will be awarded, a solemn ceremony of canceling the anniversary stamp and planting trees in the Tauride Garden will take place. And the eco-race “I choose clean air”, which starts on May 27 in St. Petersburg, will be joined by participants in 8 regions of our country.

Recall that the organizers of the anniversary, X Nevsky International Environmental Congress are the Government of the Russian Federation, the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS Member States and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation, the operator for the preparation and holding of the event is the Roscongress Foundation.

Official site of the X Nevsky International Ecological Congress – ecocongress.info/congress

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