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 160 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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Ruslan Edelgeriyev

Ruslan Edelgeriyev

Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation; Special Presidential Representative on Climate Issues
Quotes
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Low-carbon Development and Climate Policy: Opportunities for Russian Businesses on the Global Decarbonization Agenda
We still need an approach to taxation, but not to burden companies. Rather, we still need to find this balance. For example, if we introduce taxation on CO2, on carbon, then we need to reduce the tax on the extraction of minerals so that the overall tax burden does not increase on business. The whole world does this in principle
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Low-carbon Development and Climate Policy: Opportunities for Russian Businesses on the Global Decarbonization Agenda
Legislation must respond to challenges. Today we are running behind. It’s not consistent with these trends, and most importantly, if financial flows are ignored, we are hopelessly behind technologically, which is unacceptable
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Low-carbon Development and Climate Policy: Opportunities for Russian Businesses on the Global Decarbonization Agenda
We see that Russian business will suffer most of all. First, it will be export-oriented companies, then it will reach all companies because all production chains are interconnected, and this will affect everyone in one way or another. We are already seeing today that our companies, to some extent, are using the services of the EU ETS – the European Union Emissions Trading System [...] On the one hand, it’s good that we are integrating into the market, but, on the other hand, it is very bad because we see that this is how resources will be withdrawn and will financially flow to other jurisdictions. We need to create our own projects, markets, and, of course, a carbon-correcting mechanism
03.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Low-carbon Development and Climate Policy: Opportunities for Russian Businesses on the Global Decarbonization Agenda
We need to understand that the European Union allocates 20% of its budget to the green transition. We also need to understand that almost all financial institutions have declared a policy of carbon neutrality. If the campaigns in which they participate don’t pursue a policy of carbon neutrality, then they will leave [the game] and won’t finance any projects at all
04.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Adapting to Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities
Closing carbon markets has its disadvantages. <…> We see discrimination and double standards. They do not lead to a global reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. On the one hand, they call for national ambition, but at the same time they close the markets
04.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Adapting to Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities
Many countries have announced that they will achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, but in reality, emissions are increasing. It is not enough to show ambition, you need to act. <…> The Russian Federation is consistent in its actions; we will not call for anything that is groundless. First you need to carry out research work. It is only after this that will we call for carbon neutrality
04.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Who Will Pay for Today’s Environmental Challenges?
Money, financial resources should not go to other jurisdictions. They would stay in the country. […]
I think the government and business should work together. We should implement such climate projects so that would make accumulated carbon units circulate globally. Provided, as I suggest, that they should from the outset comply with the high international standards, and then they will be highly ranked globally, and then they will be in demand, then they will be within the price range that is generally in demand today
04.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Who Will Pay for Today’s Environmental Challenges?
As of today, in order to be economically successful, the Russian Federation needs to launch its national carbon market. Today, there is no such market. There are two ways: it should be, can be mandatory and voluntary. They [European countries] have both mandatory and voluntary markets. This is fully justified and perfectly right. Today, when we are taking the first step in carbon regulations, we need from the very outset to take into account the highest requirements, the highest standards so that our trade system, our activities, our carbon units could ultimately be well-founded and reliable
04.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Who Will Pay for Today’s Environmental Challenges?
The European market is closing off. It upsets us. Why does it upset us? On the one hand, Europe us calling upon us to be ambitious, but closing off the market is not conducive to a global reduction in greenhouse gas
04.06.2021
SPIEF 2021
Who Will Pay for Today’s Environmental Challenges?
In the next 30 years, the Russian Federation should have lower emissions than the European Union, we know that already. We are working on it. […] As of today, Russia has cut the equivalent of 41 billion tons of CO2 emissions – this is the world’s highest figure if we take data by country
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Are Global Climate Challenges Restricting or Driving Development?
There was a social survey: 72.2% of respondents believed that the Government of the Russian Federation needs to pay attention to the issue of climate change. 74% believed that the Russian Federation needs to take measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A third of those surveyed believed that the measures being taken by Russia today are insufficient. Half (46%) did not know anything at all about these measures
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Are Global Climate Challenges Restricting or Driving Development?
When [Russian companies] operate abroad, they are ready to start projects and reduce their hydrocarbon footprint. When we discuss this in the government – after all, this is clearly an issue of national security – here, these companies are afraid to lose a single rouble
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Are Global Climate Challenges Restricting or Driving Development?
The official state position is as follows: at a recent meeting, the President stated that Russia will do everything in its power in order to ratify the Paris agreement in the near future
06.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Are Global Climate Challenges Restricting or Driving Development?
The intergovernmental Climate Change Expert Group has determined with a certainty of 95.5%, that climate change is the result of anthropogenic load
09.04.2019
International Arctic Forum 2019
The Arctic – The ‘Weather Kitchen’
Based on Agenda 2030, we need to develop the Arctic, while this development needs to keep the ecosystem intact. We need to treat the environment with utmost care. As experts, we must make sure it never turns into a political agenda and stays on track of climate and environmental protection
15.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Economy vs. Climate: Lessons in Adaptation
Russian regions should not be simply provided with recommendations –there should be a regulation that compels each region to develop an adaptation plan, taking its own features into account
15.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Economy vs. Climate: Lessons in Adaptation
Regardless of whether climate change is anthropogenic or natural, it is taking place