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.

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 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 188 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, and Spanish t.me/RoscongressEsp. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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The Future of the Coal Industry against the Background of a New Climate Agenda
4 October 2017
11:00—12:15

Tougher environmental requirements and an expected reduction in coal’s contribution to electricity generation on the European and Asian markets have become substantial challenges for everyone involved in the coal industry. In response to these new challenges, coal producers are actively implementing more environmentally friendly technologies, attempting to occupy new product niches, and increasing product quality. Technologies for generating electricity and chemicalizing coal are being improved. The Russian coal industry is continuing to restructure itself, create new coal extraction centres in the east of the country, and develop rail and port infrastructure to better support exports. At the same time, the growth of inter-fuel competition and market volatility is reducing the effectiveness of industry forecasts. Is the accessibility of coal, coupled with the development of clean energy and chemical technologies, enough to maintain demand for coal in future? With its lower cost in comparison to other fuels, does coal provide more opportunities to alleviate the problems of energy poverty in countries with an energy deficit? What share of coal in the fuel mix can be considered environmentally sustainable at present levels of industrial development?

Date
04.10.2017
Forum
Russian Energy Week
Started at
11:00—12:15
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