The initiatives implemented in 2017, which became the Year of Ecology, set the stage for system work of the Russian enterprises, government structures and the society on environment protection, writes RBC. "Achievement of the set ecological targets may be facilitated by industrial implementation of green technologies, or the so called best available technologies (BAT)," said Chief advisor to the Head of the Analytical Center Leonid Grigoriev to the publication's reporter.
Industrial Implementation of Green Technologies Will Help the Ecology
"The essence of Russia's transition to BAT lies in dissemination of economically viable and environmentally justified technological and technical solutions and management techniques aimed at implementation of resource-saving and low-waste production operations, technological upgrading of the enterprises, gradual decommissioning of facilities with obsolete equipment," the expert declares. According to his estimates, the green principles and BAT selection criteria are quite close – they include rational consumption of raw materials and water, rejection of highly hazardous substance application, they ensure resource and energy efficiency, minimization of emissions and possibility of regeneration and recycling of materials.
"These requirements proved their effectiveness in countries and regions all across the world. Following them not only allowed to reduce negative environmental impact, but to implement innovative solutions in the industry of EU member states, the USA, Canada, South Korea, Taiwan and a number of other countries as well," says Grigoriev.
In December 2017, the Analytical Center presented a report Ecological Priorities for Russia on human development in Russia. It discusses such issues as Russia's transition to environmentally sustainable development model, ensuring efficient usage of the country's natural capital and elimination of the impact of ecological threats on human health.