The rapid growth rate of the EU economy since the mid-2010s has led to an unforeseen increase in energy consumption among the member economies. If this trend persists, EU energy consumption levels may continue to increase, and leaders will need to take additional measures to reduce the impact of the energy sector on the environment and climate in the region. As a reliable supplier of energy for the EU, this opens up a number of opportunities for Russia. For this potential to be fulfilled, it will require close cooperation between the two parties. By the same token, innovative products devised by European energy companies can help Russia to achieve the goals of its National Environment Programme and find solutions to the problem of processing non-hazardous and low-hazard waste from the electricity and mining industries. How can Russia help the EU to ensure the environmental transformation of its energy sector? What measures should be taken to expand the energy market between Russia and the EU? How does digitalization change the energy landscape? What role should business play in fostering cooperation? Which sustainable innovative products devised by European companies can be used in Russia? What is the potential for cooperation in energy production, energy efficiency, environmental protection, and non-hazardous and low-hazard industrial waste management? Is transformational change in the energy sector undertaken at the industrial level, or can consumers also contribute to the process?
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.