Many countries are prioritizing the development of renewable energy as the basis for low-carbon economic growth. Today, 11 million people are employed in the renewable energy industry worldwide and more and more countries are discovering the benefits of renewable energy. National support programmes, coupled with cost reductions due to technological progress and the need to respond to the challenges of climate change have caused a sharp increase in the generation of renewable energy and growth in employment in the industry. Renewable energy facilitates the development of sought-after technologies not only in solar and wind energy generation, but also in energy storage, the hydrogen cycle, energy efficiency in buildings, smart technologies, electric transport and e-mobility, and more. These sectors ultimately enhance peoples quality of life. At the same time, having scaled up significantly, the development of renewable energy sources throughout the world is also facing serious economic challenges with regard to state budgets and consumers. The challenges include restrictions on the siting of renewable energy facilities, equipment disposal, and environmental consequences. How can the global renewable energy industry respond to these challenges in order to maintain its high rates of growth? What technological breakthroughs can be expected in renewable energy? When will people see their lives improve as a result of the advent of renewable energy? What challenges does the Russian renewable energy industry need to address and what measures have been proposed to increase the share of renewable energy in the export of technologies?
The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, 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, 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 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.
The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 180 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 81 countries worldwide, and 186 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.
The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian t.me/Roscongress, English – t.me/RoscongressDirect, Spanish – t.me/RoscongressEsp and Arabic t.me/RosCongressArabic. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation:roscongress.org.