Published information on the website of the newspaper "Society and Ecology"

Information about the creation of the Environmental Council under the Governor of St. Petersburg is published on the website of the newspaper "Society and Ecology" - www.ecogazeta.ru. The editorial Board of the newspaper "Society and Ecology", published for more than 20 years, shares and supports this decision of the Governor of the cultural capital of Russia, as it is strategically important and will bring great benefits to the city. The eco-Council of the city on the Neva river will contribute to the systematic solution of environmental problems that are becoming more and more on the agenda of world and Russian politics in the first place.

Resolution of the Governor of Saint Petersburg

On may 21, 2020, the resolution of the Governor of Saint Petersburg №44-pg "On the establishment of the Environmental Council under the Governor of Saint Petersburg" was signed. This Environmental Council includes representatives of the non-profit partnership "Environmental partnership" AsEP" and "KOSMOS" LLC. You can read the Resolution here.

Coronavirus in Saint Petersburg today

As of may 14, 2020, 8,945 cases of COVID-19 coronavirus infection were recorded in Saint Petersburg. This is 0.20% of the total number of infected. Unfortunately, 69 people have already died in Saint Petersburg, with a mortality rate of 0.77%. 1,899 people were completely cured of the virus, and the recovery rate is 21.23%.

Control measure
High-alert mode was introduced by the Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov for city services and emergency prevention and response agencies:

  • From may 12 mandatory wearing of masks and gloves. Citizens are required to use personal protective equipment (masks and gloves) in public places, including retail outlets, public transport, including taxis.
  • Self-isolation continues until may 31 St. Petersburg residents as a way to stop the spread of the virus. An exception is made for life-support workers and medical professionals. Citizens can go out to shops, take out garbage, and walk Pets at a distance of no more than 100 meters from the house.
  • The need to keep a distance. The distance between people should be at least 1.5 meters, including in public places.
  • Distance learning. Kindergartens, schools and secondary vocational institutions are closed to students.
  • Special treatment for city services: decontamination of crowded places, special mode of operation of urban transport, regular disinfection of taxi cars, special mode of providing public services (only in electronic form).
  • Closure of public places: closure of swimming pools and fitness centers; closure of messes, cafes, restaurants (an exception is made for workers ' canteens and catering with home delivery, enterprise, or hotel rooms); the reduction in retail trade (continue pharmacies, gas stations, filling stations for electric vehicles, garages and shops. Grocery stores are open, and objects that sell non-food necessities are also still operating. Retail trade in seeds and fertilizers is also allowed); suspension of full-time services (exceptions are made for medical, rehabilitation, care and other services in the field of social services, transport services, hotel services, veterinary services, financial services-banking and insurance, housing and communal services, communication services, burial services).

Since may 12, the restriction has been lifted for the provision of dry cleaning and Laundry services, communication services, including postal, cellular, fixed-line, satellite communications, services to ensure the uninterrupted operation of telecommunications networks, data centers, services in the field of information technology, mass communications and mass media.

Сontinue to be valid:

  • the closure of parks, gardens and squares;
  • suspension of holiday homes, boarding houses and sanatoriums (until June 1, 2020);
  • ban on holding any mass events;
  • ban on visiting museums, exhibitions, theaters, cinemas, zoos and water parks, as well as entertainment and leisure facilities;
  • children's and sports grounds are banned;
  • prohibiting access to temples;
  • ban on visiting cemeteries;
  • car sharing is banned.

An online conference was held

An online conference was organized as part of the work on the BBC1 project. The issues of cooperation in the field of biotechnologies, which are used by environmental companies of Saint Petersburg in the complex maintenance of sewerage networks and treatment facilities, were discussed. The problems of biological treatment for various wastewater and the prospects of using biological treatment technologies are considered.

Coronavirus makes us reconsider our attitude to various aspects and problems of our life

One of these issues is the emission of carbon dioxide and the fight against it.

In connection with the epidemic and the economic slowdown reduced demand for energy in the broadest sense, will suffer as oil and gas (we are already seeing) and renewable energy source (all signs of this are already emerging — forecasts expect a noticeable reduction of input of new capacities from RES pre-coronavirus plans).

As a result, first of all, RES supporters have an opportunity to create a most-favored-nation regime for "green" energy. Second, when the economic recovery begins, we need to replace the lost volumes of traditional energy sources with renewable sources. That is, to capture market share in the "interspecies" struggle (RES against fossil fuels).

News partner of the project

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences - one of the partners of the project Cata3Pult, attracted a new specialist to participate in the project.
Antti Tohka - member of the steering group, director of innovation Clean and Sustainable Solutions.