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" - 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.

National technology initiative «Econet»

We invite Russian members and partners of the St. Petersburg cluster of Clean technologies for the urban environment to participate in the formation of a working group on the creation of a new global technology market "Econet" within the framework of the National technology initiative (NTI).

NTI - this is a long term interagency program of public-private partnership to promote the development of new promising markets based on high-tech solutions that will determine the development of the world and Russian economy on the horizon until 2035 and beyond.

In the future, foreign members and partners of the Cluster will be very important for promoting Russian technological solutions to foreign markets and developing international cooperation within the framework of the corresponding "road map" NTI "Econet".

Currently, the NTI is beginning work on the design and creation of new markets (in addition to the nine approved ones), which will be carried out in the format of the NTI 2.0 foresight. Creating the "Econet" market requires the collective work of experts in technologies for deep analysis and climate management, creating experimental and superlocal climate zones, restoring biodiversity and recycling waste.

For more information about the NTI 2.0 foresight and to register for participation in the "Econet" working group, please follow the link below.

A meeting of partners took place

On may 15, an online meeting of Cata3Pult project partners took place. Each partner presented their activities for the last month, according to the schedule of planned events for the first year, in the conditions of remote work.

KOSMOS LLC presented its activities on preparing materials for the issue of the journal "Environment of Saint Petersburg" and on cooperation with ITMO in consulting and providing data for participation in the Congress of young scientists, which was held in April 2020.

Green Net Finland presented information on the activities of the industrial symbiosis project implemented between the finnish company Entos Oy, which is a member of the Green Reality network Lappeenranta, and Tyreman Group, a member of the St. Petersburg clean technology Cluster. It also presented cooperation activities with ITMO, KOSMOS LLC, Tyreman Group and the St. Petersburg clean technology Cluster on the development of an innovative project for the use of coffee grounds in urban and agricultural areas.

Work on the project will continue in remote mode until the end of the threat of spread of coronavirus infection.

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.

The Ministry of natural resources of Russia changes the principle of payments for garbage collection

The Ministry of natural resources and ecology of the Russian Federation intends to reform the method of calculating the payment for garbage collection — the cost of this service will depend on the actual volume of waste produced by citizens, and not on the standard set by regional authorities. So, the Ministry met the wishes of residents who complained about unreasonably high payments due to incorrectly calculated indicators by officials.

The decision to publish the article was made

In order to attract experts to the "Cata3Pult" project and to participate in the creation of a special issue of the popular magazine "Environment of Saint Petersburg", dedicated to the development of industrial symbiosis and the introduction of a closed-loop economy, KOSMOS LLC decided to publish an article on the implementation of the "Cata3Pult" project and the experience already gained in the first year of the project.

Materials are being prepared on available tools, examples and practices that contribute to creating favorable economic conditions for reducing waste generation, involving them in repeated economic turnover, and simulating the introduction and application of resource-saving technologies to protect the environment.

The approximate publication date of the magazine is July 2020. The magazine will be published in 2 languages: Russian and English.