Defeating Trash: Russian Reform and International Practices

06 Jun , 11:00–12:15
The Russian Economy: Achieving National Development Goals
Congress Centre, conference hall B1
In partnership with Russian Environmental Operator Public Law Company

The process of global greening was first announced at the UN Conference in Stockholm in 1972, and then re-enforced at the Rio Conference in 1992. The UN Commission on Sustainable Development was established and the Declaration on Environment and Development was adopted on the basis of these meetings. Today, the environmental agenda in the world and in Russia is very rich. Focusing on ecology and technologies for reducing the environmental impact has a positive effect on the competitiveness of the economy and is a significant factor for increasing a country’s investment appeal. One of the most important reforms aimed at greening Russia has just been launched and is designed to reduce the number of unauthorized landfills, making the market transparent and manageable. Collaborating in waste management with such countries as Japan, Germany, France, and Switzerland will allow Russia to accelerate the pace of adopting advanced technologies, making the industry attractive to foreign investment. How can the reform targets be achieved? How can the share of processed waste be raised from 12% to 60% and the share of recycled waste from 7% to 36% by 2024? How can the best international practices be applied in creating a system of waste separation in Russia?

Evgeniy Popov, Anchor, Russia-1

Toshikazu Arai, Chief Regional Officer for Russia and CIS, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Environment and Chemical Engineering
Vladimir Burmatov, Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Ecology and Environmental Protection
Denis Butsayev, Chief Executive Officer, Russian Environmental Operator Public Law Company
Bertrand Camus, Chief Executive Officer, SUEZ
Vladimir Loginov, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
Anna Popova, Head, Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor)
J.V. Raman, President in Russia, Ukraine & Belarus, Unilever RUB
Richard White, Vice President for Procurement and Sustainability, Anheuser-Busch InBev Europe
Nikolay Tsekhomskiy, First Deputy Chairman – Member of the Management Board, State Development Corporation "VEB.RF"
Pontus Erntell, General Director, IKEA Russia

Front row participants
Maxim Goncharov, Chief Executive Officer, LafargeHolcim Russia
Kirill Komarov, First Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Corporate Development and International Business, ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation
Natalya Komarova, Governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District – Yugra
Alexander Krivolapov, Managing Director in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Caucasus and Central Asia, Tetra Pak
Anton Kulbachevsky, Head, Moscow Department for Environmental Management and Protection
Wojciech Rowinski, Managing Director, Scania-Rus
Valery Seleznev, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Energy