Business programme

The Climate Agenda VS Technological Sovereignty: How to Turn Challenges into Opportunities?

15 Jun , 09:00–10:15
The World Economy at a Global Turning Point
Pavilion G, conference hall G5

Despite geopolitical risks, Russia remains steadfast in its pursuit of technological sovereignty and the advancement of its industrial technology. Moreover, it is actively implementing an agenda to address climate change, aligning with its low greenhouse gas emission socio-economic development strategy until 2050, and actively participating in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). A key focus has been the harmonization of domestic green standards with international norms, particularly in countries such as India and China. Central to this endeavour is the policy of technological sovereignty, accompanied by the establishment of mechanisms to promote the adoption of the most cutting-edge technologies that align with the green agenda. Can the pursuit of technological sovereignty align with a green agenda? How does carbon regulation contribute to maintaining Russia's leading position in global climate projects and green business initiatives, including benefits, subsidies, and other incentives? What role does the government play in developing low-carbon industrial technologies, and who determines the specific climate and technology requirements at the national, regional, and sectoral levels? How can domestic industries thrive within the constraints of the climate agenda? What should be the foundation of the Russian carbon market – domestic low-carbon technologies, cross-border collaboration, or a focus on the international carbon price? Assessing the progress and requirements for the sustainable development of the Sakhalin experiment. How does the utilization of model taxonomy criteria facilitate funding for "green" projects of EAEU member states within the climate agenda?

Ivan Lobanov, Rector, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

Alexey Kulapin, General Director, Russian Energy Agency (REA) of the Ministry of Energy of Russia
Sergey Machekhin, Deputy General Director Project Engineering and International Cooperation, RusHydro
Ekaterina Salugina-Sorokovaya, First Vice President, Gazprombank
Yury Stankevich, Member of the Energy Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Alexey Fedorov, "Quantum Information Technologies" Scientific Group Head, Russian Quantum Center; Scientific Group Head, Laboratory "MISiS"
Oleg Khorokhordin, Head of the Altai Republic
Yuliya Shabala, Deputy General Director for Sustainable Development and Corporate Affairs, Udokan Copper; Deputy General Director for Government Relations, Management Company METALLOINVEST
Alexander Sharabaiko, Chairman of the Strategy and Sustainable Development Committee of the Board of Directors, PhosAgro

Front row participants
Yamil Quispe, Co-founder, Pacifica (online)
Fаbio Krykhtine, Adjunct Professor, Industrial Engineering Department, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (online)
Wang Qi, Director, Institute for China-Russia Strategic Cooperation, Tsinghua University (online)