Conference "Transition to a closed-cycle economy: the experience of the Nordic countries"

On September 10, they took part in the online broadcast of the conference "Transition to a closed-cycle economy: the experience of the Nordic countries". The transition to a closed-cycle economy is an important part of the "European Green Course", which should ensure the effective use of resources to curb climate change, restore biodiversity and reduce environmental pollution. This task is relevant not only for the countries of the European Union, but for other states, including Russia. The conference participants discussed the best practices of the Nordic countries and Russia for the development of a cyclical economy. The conference is organized in cooperation with the environmental Legal Center "Bellona".

The event was divided into 3 panel discussions:

  • Panel discussion #1 "Rethinking consumption";
  • Panel discussion #2 "Closed-cycle Bioeconomics";
  • Panel discussion #3 "Handling of textile and food waste".

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

XIX All-Russian Forum "Strategic Planning in the Regions and Cities of Russia"

On October 25-26, 2021, the XIX All-Russian Forum "Strategic planning in the regions and cities of Russia" will be held. On October 20-30, 2020, the online stage of the Forum of Strategists 2020-2021 was held. The program of the event can be found here. Registration via the link.

Within the framework of the Forum, a sprint session will be held on October 26 at 16:00-17:45: "Innovative platform and tools for the transition to a cyclical economy for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Baltic Sea region".
Organizers: International Consortium "St. Petersburg Cluster of Clean Technologies for the urban environment" (NP "City Association of Homeowners"), the Government of St. Petersburg, Leontief Center, Cluster of Sustainable Development 2030. The program of the sprint session is available at the link.

Webinar "Solutions for energy efficiency and heat recovery of the earth for housing and public buildings – business in mind"

On September 2, 2021, a webinar of the Cata3Pult expert group "Solutions for energy efficiency and heat recovery of the earth for housing and public buildings – business in mind" will be held via ZOOM.
The results of the feasibility studies will be presented. Assessment of the heating potential in the new district of the satellite city of Yuzhny in St. Petersburg. In addition, preliminary results will be presented for existing kindergartens and residential buildings in Lappeenranta and St. Petersburg. The assessments will include technical solutions, as well as investment models. The preliminary program can be found here. The event will be held in Finnish-Russian with simultaneous translation. Register for the webinar using the link.

Webinar "Processing of organic and bio-waste for hotels, restaurants and canteens in accordance with the principles of circular economy"

On August 26, 2021, from 12:00 to 14:00 Finnish time, a webinar of the expert group of the Cata3Pult project "Processing of organic and bio-waste for hotels, restaurants and canteens in accordance with the principles of circular economy" will be held through Microsoft Teams.
Detailed information is available on the website of the organizer Green Net Finland. Registration via the link.

We invite you to take part in the seminar – "round table"

The Association of Environmental Partnership (NP "AsEP") and the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SPb CCI) will organize a round table seminar on August 26, 2021 (14:00-17:00, 46-48 Tchaikovsky Street): "Implementation of the principles of circular economy in retail chains and enterprises. Waste management – business models, technologies, exchange of experience". The program of the event in Russian can be viewed here.

The event is held within the framework of the project "Business in biotechnology and circular economy" of the cross-border cooperation Program "South-Eastern Finland – Russia 2014-2020", which is supported by the Administration of St. Petersburg. Finnish participants will participate online with a remote connection to the seminar hall.

The seminar will be attended by the heads and specialists of the Committee for Nature Management, Environmental Protection and Environmental Safety, the Nevsky Environmental Operator, the Center for Environmental Information for Enterprises AsEP (www.ecoprofi.info) and large retail chains.

It is planned to discuss a wide range of issues related to the treatment of MSW at retail enterprises, as well as exchange experience in implementing the mechanism of extended producer responsibility.

To ensure the participation of a representative of the enterprise in the seminar, it is necessary to send an application from the organization no later than August 19.

The application must be sent by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the indication of the full name, position, full address of the organization and the phone number of the representative of the enterprise. You can attach proposals on the topic of the speech of a representative of your organization to the application (a message-no more than 10 minutes).

Phone numbers for inquiries: +7 921 308 26 96, +7 921 301 99 10.

Attention! Please send the application to Microsoft Office Word with the full data specified in the table.

Application form:

Application for St. Petersburg enterprises to participate in the seminar: "Implementation of the principles of circular economy in retail chains and enterprises. Waste management – business models, technologies, exchange of experience", August 26, 2021, SPb CCI.

First Name, Last Name, Position Organization, postal address (full) Phone, E-mail
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Online connection to participate remotely at our event in ZOOM via the link. Passcode: 195335.

Food BioTech conference

On August 23-24, ITMO University will host a major international event dedicated to food biotechnology and circular economy – Food BioTech Conference 2021. Leading scientists, specialists in the field of biotechnology, nutrition, ecology and medicine, employees of research organizations, postgraduates and undergraduates, representatives of public organizations are invited.

Within the framework of the conference, there will be held a round table on the topic “Science-business collaboration in terms of biotechnology and circular economy South-East Finland – Russia projects”. Projects of the cross-border cooperation program «South-East Finland – Russia» will participate there. Three projects: "Business in Biotechnology and Circular Economy" (BBC1), "Finnish Russian Public Private Partnership catalyzing new green business" (Cata3Pult) and "Prevention and utilization of Invasive Alien Species" (PURE) will present their projects and the results of their activities.

The round table will be attended by representatives of the administration of the cross-border cooperation program «South-East Finland – Russia». They will tell about the new Program period 2021–2027.

The round table will be held online on the ZOOM platform from 17:00 to 18:00. The official language of the event is English.

The preliminary program of the round table is presented here. Register for the event using the link.

You can find more information about the conference Food BioTech 2021 on the official website. For all questions, please contact — This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Future Energy Solutions conference

The Future Energy Solutions conference on September 13-14, 2021 will be held in parallel with the event "Reducing the carbon footprint from residential buildings and social infrastructure buildings, mobility and logistics, as well as the efficiency of municipal waste management" on September 15 in Lappeenranta.

The conference and the parallel event will be held in a hybrid format. The deadline for registration for offline participation is August 30, 2021, for virtual participation - September 10, 2021.

The main purpose of the conference is the exchange of knowledge, promotion of joint business opportunities and initiatives, the opportunity to attract high-ranking officials and experts from all over Europe.

The main topics of the conference are: Green electrification, opening the way to a more sustainable world, Green electrification, destroying industries, Regulatory and tax issues in green electrification, Decentralized electricity production, Green gas, Hydrogen economy and several other topics for parallel sessions.

The supplementary event "Reducing carbon dioxide emissions from residential buildings and social infrastructure buildings, mobility and logistics, as well as the efficiency of municipal waste management" focuses on the broader aspects of sustainable urban development in a cross-border context.
The program of the event can be viewed here. Registration via the link.

Register for the Future Energy Solutions conference here.