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 159 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.

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Life after Greta Tunberg or Consumption in Terms of Global Warming

The pandemic has made every fourth resident of Russia think more about environmental issues. However, in order to combat greenhouse emissions, the Russians agree to control only the consumption of electricity and water. Only 12% of our compatriots believe that each person should significantly reduce the consumption of various resources to combat global consumption.

Greta Tunberg is a Swedish environmental activist who has called for the elimination of air travel, hydrocarbons and active consumption. Self-isolation showed what life in the «world of Greta Tunberg» is: during the pandemic, self-isolated people had to reduce consumption.

After the pandemic, the number of Russians who were inclined to give up air travel and private cars did not increase, but, on the contrary, fell significantly. Refusal to mobility during self-isolation was a shock, but not a reason to think about global warming. The Russians did not like living in the «world of Greta Tunberg».

According to the RPORC surveys conducted in early 2020 (before the pandemic), 40% of Russians called warming a swollen and far-fetched problem.

However, in later surveys one in four residents noted that the pandemic made them think about ecology to a greater extent than it used to be. Almost as many people believe that after the pandemic people will start thinking more about the environment. The climate issue is of great concern to Russians, but it is not in the first place.

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