22 August 2017

MGIMO at Climate Forum of Russian Cities

August 21st, the opening ceremony of the Climate Forum of Russian Cities unfolded in the Moscow Manege. The event took place in the framework of the Year of Ecology and was attended by MGIMO’s Vice-Rector for Legal and Administrative Issues Sergey Shitkov as well as faculty members of the Department of Ecology and Natural Resources Studies.

This Forum is one of the largest events of its kind, dedicated to ecology, climate and sustainable development issues and gathering five thousand guests as well as over two hundred speakers from Russia and abroad.

The event was kicked off by the Director of the Moscow Department for Environmental Management and Protection, Anton Kulbachevsky, who presented a report on the environmental priorities and challenges of the Russian regions. During the plenary sessions and round tables, a myriad of issues were discussed including the biggest challenges resulting from environmental changes, the best strategies for managing climate risks and the changes in water, forestry, transport and public health policies.

Nobel Prize winners working for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change contributed to the debate, alongside Russian and foreign experts, including MGIMO professors. Sergey Shitkov gave a talk on the importance of promoting «green» education in Russia and worldwide. Prizes were awarded by the Organizing Committee, which MGIMO was part of, for the best ecological projects and to the most worthy experts.

— See the MGIMO web-site for more photos and russian version