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7.8. Ecological Crisis Today: Threat to Sustainable Development of Human Civilization

Track: 7. Industry. Resources. Environment


To cope with the economic recession is a strategic objective of the Russian government upon the transfer of Russian Federation to ecologically sustainable development ensuring in the long run an efficient utilization of natural capital and elimination of environmental threats to human health Therefore, it is very important to discuss the issues related to comprehensive improvement of the environmental safety system as an integral part of national security having impact on sustainable social and economic development of the Russian Federation, high levels of its citizens’ wealth and health.

The session will be interesting to executive authorities’ representatives responsible for environmental safety and to representatives of businesses engaged in activities related to natural resources utilization.

The Discussion will include such subjects as:

  • The territory of Russia: “flashpoints” of environmental distress.
  • Improvement of the system for environment protection management.
  • Improvement of law on environment protection and natural resources utilization: enforcement procedures.
  • Environmental monitoring improvement.
  • Scientific support to environment protection: resource-saving equipment implementation.
  • Improvement of ecological awareness system — issues of education.
  • Legal and economic factors of natural resources reasonable utilization and protection in the present-day environment.
  • Legal support to sustainable use of natural resources.
  • Statutory regulation improvement for better environmental indicators as the major driver of life quality promotion.
  • International statutory regulation of the Russian Federation’s participation in global and regional environmental issues resolution.
  • Environmental responsibility as an integral part of business entities’ corporate social responsibility.


Gulnara Ruchkina

Head of the Department of Legal Regulation of Economic Operations, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation


Kristof Juchinson

Professor University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne

Henrik Ringbom

Adjunct Professor (Docent), Åbo Akademi University

Nicolas Rouiller

Professor Business School Lausanne

Aleksandr Skaridov

Head of the Chair of Private Law, Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping

Tatyana Volkova

Judge, 12 Arbitration court of appeal