A meeting of project partners Cata3Pult, BBC1, Cool4City with representatives of the Environmental movement "Separate Collection" was held

On June 11, the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SPb CCI) hosted a meeting of project partners Cata3Pult, BBC1, Cool4City with representatives of the Environmental movement "Separate Collection". The meeting was attended by representatives of the SPb CCI. It was decided to hold joint actions and joint participation in events held within the framework of projects under the cross-border cooperation Program "South-Eastern Finland – Russia 2014-2020", including those that will be held on the basis of the SPb CCI.

St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

On June 2, a round table was held at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF'21) : "Water pollution by microplastics as an actual problem of our time".

The round table was moderated by the Director of the Association of Environmental Partnerships (NP "AsEP") Boris Krylov and Olga Senova, Chairman of the Board of the interregional environmental organization "Friends of the Baltic".

The reports and presentations at the round table were presented by Mikhail Strakhov, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Nature Management, Environmental Protection and Environmental Safety of St. Petersburg, Pavel Mikhailov, Director of the Nature Management Directorate of the State Unitary Enterprise Vodokanal of St. Petersburg, Shamil Pozdnyakov, Director of the Institute of Lake Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Alexandra Yershova, Associate Professor of the Russian State Hydrometeorological University, and other specialists.

The main ways of microplastics entering the water area of the region (Lake Ladoga – Gulf of Finland) were considered and its increasing accumulation in all media was noted.

The discussions highlighted not only the relevance of continuing research, but also the importance of reducing the use of single-use plastic, as well as the proper disposal of reusable plastic. It was noted that new strategies and technologies for handling plastic are needed.

The development of rational approaches in this direction can be facilitated by the developments of the projects of the cross-border cooperation Program "South-Eastern Finland – Russia 2014-2020": BBC1 "Business in biotechnology and circular economy" and Cool4City "Clean green city by smart waste management".

Photos from the event can be viewed in the album.

The webinar "Waste management: Russian and Finnish experience" was held

On May 25, a training webinar "Waste management: Russian and Finnish experience" was held. Reports of Russian and Finnish experts in this field were presented. The total number of participants was 51 people. The webinar also presented the released training manual "Waste management: Russian and Finnish experience".

The webinar program in Russian can be found here.

Photos from the event can be viewed in the album.

The third meeting of the group on interaction and cooperation of Cata3Pult, Cool4City, BBC1, LALAPETE and CroBoDDIT projects was held

On May 18, the third meeting of the group on interaction and cooperation of five projects: Cata3Pult, Cool4City, BBC1, LALAPETE and CroBoDDIT of the Cross – border Cooperation Program "South-Eastern Finland – Russia 2014-2020" was held.

During the meeting, the signing of the cooperation agreement and upcoming events were discussed:

  • May 19-22, 2021 – "Navigator of the Innovator. GreenTech".
    The program of the event can be found here.
    Register via the link.
    On May 19, KOSMOS LLC will participate in person and present information about the Cata3Pult project.
  • On May 25, 2021, the webinar "Waste management: Russian and Finnish experience" will be held.
    Register via the link.
  • June 2-5, 2021 – the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF'21) will be held at the EXPOFORUM Exhibition Center.
    Register via the link.
    KOSMOS LLC and the Clean Technologies Cluster will participate.
  • Within the framework of SPIEF '21 on June 5, from 12:30 to 13:45 – "Creating an ecosystem of industrial symbiosis in Russia for the EcoNet market".

Seminar "Forest pollution as an environmental problem in the border area of Russia and Finland"

On May 12, we took part in the online seminar "Forest pollution as an environmental problem in the border area of Russia and Finland". The seminar was held within the framework of the project "Innovative information technologies for analyzing the negative impact on the forests of the border region" – InnoForestView KS1309. The project was implemented under the cross-border cooperation program "South-Eastern Finland – Russia 2014-2020".

Photos from the event can be viewed here.

Baltic Circular Economy Forum. Plenary session "Circular economy in Russia: from plans to actions?"

On April 22, the Baltic Circular Economy Forum was held - the first and only congress and exhibition event in Russia dedicated to the closed-loop economy, sustainable development, as well as the introduction of "green" technologies in small and medium-sized businesses.

The focus of the event in 2021 was on the three key segments that generate the most consumer waste, as well as create opportunities for the introduction of "breakthrough" business models:

  • Green Energy & Home – "green energy" and "smart home";
  • HoReCa & MICE – hospitality and events sector;
  • Smart & Green Transport – "smart" and "green" transport.

At the Plenary session "Circular economy in Russia: from plans to actions?" (Russia hall 10:00-11:45) invited speakers and representatives spoke: The Committee for Industrial Policy, Innovation and Trade of St. Petersburg, the Committee for Economic Development and Investment, the EU Government in the Russian Federation (energy and climate), the Committee for Environmental Management, Environmental Protection and Environmental Safety, the Association of European Businesses, Sitra (Finland), the European Waste Management Association (Belgium), the Board of Directors of the international consortium "St. Petersburg Cluster of Clean Technologies for the Urban Environment", as well as the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Krylov Boris Stanislavovich (member of the Environmental Council under the Governor of St. Petersburg, Chairman – Committee on Nature Management and Ecology – St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry) made comments on the stated topic.

The program of the event in Russian can be found at the link.

Photos from the event can be viewed here.