A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, congress, exhibitions, business, social and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 162 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 countries worldwide.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian (t.me/Roscongress), English (t.me/RoscongressDirect), and Spanish (t.me/RoscongressEsp). Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

RC personal account
Восстановление пароля
Введите адрес электронной почты или телефон, указанные при регистрации. Вам будет отправлена инструкция по восстановлению пароля.
Некорректный формат электронной почты или телефона
14 October 2019

7.6 Million People All Over the World Went on Climate Strike

Recently, there have been climate strikes, in various cities around the world that, by some estimates, gathered around 7.6 million people, which makes these protests some of the largest in history.

Greta Thunberg, a Swedish schoolgirl, whose Friday single-person pickets to protect the environment, grew into the international FridaysForFuture movement, may be called the climate strike leader.

Recently, Greta gave an eloquent speech at the UN Climate Change Summit, where she accused the world leaders of inaction,

«You stole my dreams, my childhood with your empty words. And yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth.»

True, it is no longer possible to remain blind to climate threats. Here are just a few examples: last year around 8.9 million acres of forests were burned, an area equal in size to Belgium, while fires in Siberia precipitated emission of 166 metric tons of CO2, which is equal to emission of 36 million cars . A record level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was also recorded in May of this year and in August the first of Iceland’s glaciers melted and disappeared from the face of the earth as a result of global warming. The Great Pacific garbage patch, the so-called Pacific trash vortex, has reached 1.6 million square kilometres, which is three times the size of France. The list can go on and on.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report, noting that if radical steps are not taken right now to reduce emission and regulate temperature, irreparable harm will be done to the planet as early as 2030. You can read more about the conclusions the panel drew, as well as the full version of the report in the Analytics Section on the Roscongress portal.

It is important to realize that solving climate problems requires both international cooperation and steps taken on a national level. Russia is not only a UN member, but also takes an active part in the struggle with environmental problems. In 2016 Russia signed the Paris Agreement, which replaced the Kyoto Protocol. It became the first climate agreement uniting the efforts of all global states for the sake of counteracting climate change and global warming — it was signed by 195 countries. Our country has ratified it just recently. Also in 2018, the National Environment Project was adopted, whose key aims include effective disposal of industrial and consumer waste, decrease in the level of air pollution, improvement in the quality of public drinking water, as well as conservation of biological diversity.

The environmental agenda is becoming an inherent part of top-level discussions. Thus, at the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS 2019) in July, in his speech to the Forum participants, Russian President Vladimir Putin put special emphasis on the importance of using new technologies to counteract environmental challenges on the global level,

«I am sure that to provide clean air, water and food, and thereby, new quality of life and life expectancy for billions of people on our planet, we need to put forward new technologies and technical devices that wold be much less resource-consuming and much more environmentally-friendly.»

The President also raises environmental issues at all plenary meetings of key forums, among which are SPIEF 2019, and EEF 2019 that took place in September.

Environmental and power challenges were also discussed at the plenary meeting at the Russian Energy Week 2019.

Thus, one cannot imagine the solution of today’s environmental problems without global institutions, international cooperation and solidarity of all countries. Yet, even a single person can make a contribution to protect the environment and start doing it right now. For instance, you can:

  1. Stop using plastic bottles. Here is an interesting, but sad fact: if Leonardo da Vinci drank water out of a plastic bottle while painting the Mona Lisa, the bottle would still not be decomposed today. Also, scientists proved very recently that plastic not only pollutes the environment, but also contributes to global warming.
  2. The same goes for plastic bags. Say no to plastic bags and yes to a clean ocean! After all, 8 million metric tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean every year. By the way, the State Duma has suggested putting a ban on plastic bags in Russia starting in 2025 , so you can stop using them right now.
  3. If you often buy coffee in the morning, you can switch to reusable mugs and stop using paper cups. Unfortunately, even though the cups are made of paper, they are coated with a thin layer of plastic on the inside. It only takes 15 minutes to drink the coffee, but it takes hundreds of years for the coffee cup to decompose.
  4. And, of course, you can try sorting garbage; after all, many things in the trash can be recycled so they can take on another life, which will significantly reduce the amount of waste!

Even these small steps will make a huge contribution to our common fight for environment and preservation of the planet.
Articles on the topic
Analytics on the topic