Rus

The IX International Forum

Arctic: today and the future

December 05-07, 2019, St.Petersburg

HISTORY: 2016 - VI INTERNATIONAL FORUM «ARCTIC: THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE»

Problems of disposing of hazardous waste and elimination of accumulated damage

Working session

Problems of disposing of hazardous waste and elimination of accumulated damage

Draft*

12:00 - 13:30

Hall 7


Section description

Accumulated environmental damage and industrial waste have a negative impact on the Arctic nature. This problem is of key importance because of the susceptibleness of the Arctic ecosystem to negative human impact. Problem of hazardous waste utilization and accumulated environmental damage mitigation is one of the priorities of state politics in Russia. It is mentioned in the “Strategy of the Arctic zone development up to 2020”. Working session will be dedicated to discussion of possible ways of waste recycling development, measures aimed at accumulated environmental damage mitigation in the Arctic with participation of authorities, state corporations and business structures.

Topics for discussion

  • Creation an effective system of waste management in the Arctic regions;
  • Implementation of technologies for minimizing and recycling of waste products in the industries of mining in the Arctic zone (oil production, mining and steel industry);
  • The elimination of accumulated damage from industrial and military activities in the Arctic zone;
  • State policy in the sphere of radioactive waste management in the Arctic.

Moderator

ILDAR NEVEROV

Director of "International recycling Bureau"

SERGEI ALEKSEEV

Chairman of the Committee on environmental management and ecology of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

Speakers

VLADIMIR PUSHKAREV

Deputy Chairman of Committee of the State Duma for regional policy and problems of North and Far East

NATALIA SOKOLOVA

Department of state supervision and regulation in the field of waste management and biodiversity of the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources

IURII PESHKOV*

Head of Department of monitoring of environmental pollution, polar and sea activities of the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring

ANDREI KOROLEV

Deputy Director on scientific work of National Research Center «Kurchatov Institute»

ANDREI PETROV

Adviser (Head of Department) on environmental safety of the Staff of logistics of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation

ELVIRA MAKAROVA

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Murmansk region

VLADIMIR LUZIN

Director General of RosRAO

ALEKSANDR BOLDYREV

Technical Advisor Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO)

ALEKSEI KAZENOV

Head of the Laboratory of National Research Center «Kurchatov Institute»

* subject to change without notice