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Caring for Climate from Katowice

A Polish town of Katowice has become an international climate capital on 2 to 14 December 2018: it hosted the 24 th conference of the parties to the UN Climate Change Framework Convention (COP24). Key issues of this round of negotiations are methodological, technological and financial aspects of current cooperation of the Parties to the Convention/Kyoto Protocol, and also forming institutional and procedure mechanisms of enforcing Paris Agreement. António Guterres, UN Secretary-General, during...

UNGC Local Network Russia Provided with an Observer Status to the UN Environment Assembly

The Association ‘National Network of the Global Compact’ was successfully accredited to the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) of UN Environment and was added to the List of Accredited Organizations with Observer Status to UN Environment. Accreditation provides non-governmental organizations with observer status to the Assembly and its subsidiary bodies according to Rule 70 of the rules of procedure of the United Nations Environment Assembly of UN Environment. Accreditation will bring many advantages...

Diplomat in swimming costume. Icy reception by Lewis Pugh

... everywhere and for everyone. I swim in order to draw attention to the problems of nature. If I were in a wetsuit, no one would have paid attention to me. Now everyone is discussing Ukraine, the financial crisis, the situation in Syria is not up to the ecology. And I decided: if I get undressed, I’ll get on the front page! Each swim is special to me. Just imagine: you are swimming, and penguins are walking along the coast, whales are swimming. Cold water is refreshing. To cope with low temperatures,...

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Sustainable development. Educational programmes and ‘Green Projects’

... form of further mutual work’. Pursuing these practical objectives, conference participants discussed demand of various parties for models of sustainable development education, key problems and prospects of education on sustainable development and ecology, as well as best ‘green’ projects and initiatives of Russian universities. Experts from scientific-educational community (Institute of Natural Resources Economics and Environmental Policy of NRU HSE, MSU and MSU Open University, RANEPA, MGIMO,...

Ecoera for Business

... appearance of new forms and scenarios of international cooperation for all stakeholders. The section participants focused on the issues related to business participation and role in promoting sustainable development values in the areas of environment, ecology and climate, including the context of the UN SDGs and opportunities opened up to Russian business by largest international sustainability initiatives. "We can state that in the past the UN itself, including the previously existed Millennium ...

Joining the Global Compact Network Russia – the Association “National Network of the Global Compact” – opens for the UN Global Compact participants additional opportunities – those mentioned above and stated below.