- Results of the environmental programme “Tire-2018” announced
On 13 February 2019, the House of Moscow oblast Government hosted an event dedicated to taking stock of the environmental programme “Tire-2018”, as well as an award ceremony for the most active participants of the programme among municipalities and volunteers. Director of the UNIDO Centre in Russia, Sergey Korotkov, was invited to take part in the event as a guest of honor.
- UNIDO Centre took part in Gaidar Forum
Sergey Korotkov, Director of the UNIDO Centre in Russia, participated in the panel session entitled “Why business inevitably benefits from being responsible?”, that was held on 17 January as part of Gaidar Forum.
- Internship at the UNIDO Centre in the Russian Federation
The UNIDO Centre in the Russian Federation launches call for applications for an unpaid internship from 1 February to 29 March 2019.
- Our ecology is in small but reliable hands
The results of the Russian children’s competition “Our Era of Ecology” were summed up at the meeting of the Moscow City Duma Commission on environmental policy. The organizers and jury of the competition, which included the deputies of the capital’s Parliament, are confident that in the future it will become a prestigious national award.
- VI International Scientific and Practical Conference "Technosphere and environmental safety in transport" (TEBTRANS-2018)
On October 24-26, 2018, the VI International Scientific and Practical Conference „Technosphere and Environmental Safety in Transport“ (TEBTRANS-2018) was held in the framework of International engineering forum at Emperor Alexander I St. Petersburg State Transport University. The Director of the UNIDO Center for International Industrial Cooperation in the Russian Federation Sergey Korotkov participated the Conference.
- Innovative cooperation among BRICS discussed at Skolkovo
On October 17, 2018 a panel discussion on “Modern mechanisms and digital infrastructure of innovative cooperation in BRICS” was held as part of the Open Innovations Forum. The event was jointly organized by the UNIDO Centre in Russia and Skolkovo.
- UNIDO Centre and Bashkortostan strenghten cooperation
On October 18, the Director of the UNIDO Centre in Russia, Sergey Korotkov, met with the Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Rustem Mardanov on the sidelines of the Fourth Forum on Small Business of the SCO and BRICS Regions in Ufa. The meeting was devoted to discussions of possible areas of cooperation in the context of industrial potential development of Bashkortostan, mainly through improvement of competitiveness of local enterprises on external markets.
- Global Lubricants Week 2018: focus on waste oils management
Issues of environmentally safe management of used lubricants, as well as transformer oils contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), were discussed during the Global Lubricants Week, held in Moscow from 9 to 12 October 2018.
- Visit of the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) delegation
On October 15, experts from the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) visited Moscow. The agenda included visit to the production site of the UNIDO / GEF / Russian Railroads JSC project “Environmentally Sound Management and Final Disposal of PCBs at Russian Railroads network and Other PCBs Owners”, as well as negotiations on joining the UNIDO and NEFCO efforts regarding implementation of the Stockholm Convention on POPs in the Russian Federation.
- Is waste-to-energy a sustainable solution?
Policymakers, experts and academics from Germany, Austria, Brazil, Switzerland and Russia, came together at the Russian Energy Week to discuss how to how to deal with increasing volumes of waste and increasing demand for energy. At a session entitled “Strengthening international alliances for localization of Waste-to-Energy solutions”, participants shared experiences of the implementation of waste-to-energy solutions in their respective countries.