May 17, 2010
May 14, 2010 in St. Petersburg in the Tauride Palace, the Third Nevsky
International Ecological Congress “Ecologization of nature management – a basis
for modernization of economy in balance with nature” took place.
At the opening of the plenary session of the Congress by Sergei Mironov, the Chairman of the
Organizing Committee of the Congress, Chairman of the Council of the CIS
Interparliamentary Assembly, Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal
Assembly of the Russian Federation, and Kandeh Ê. Yumkella, the Director General
of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
Congress participants were welcomed on behalf of the President of the Russian Federation
Dmitry Medvedev, the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Putin and the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov.
During the plenary session speeches were delivered by Andrei Denisov, the First Deputy
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Vladimir Kirillov, the
Head of the Federal Service on Control in the Sphere of Nature Management of the
Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation; Gennady
Onishchenko, Head of the Federal Service on control in the Sphere of Protection
of Consumers’ Rights and Human Welfare of the Ministry of Health and Social
Protection of the Russian Federation and others.
After seeing expositions of participating organizations the Congress has continued working
at round tables: ”Power efficiency and modernization of economy”, “Ecology as a
sphere of global interaction”, “Ecology, water and healthy life-style”, “Civil
society for the “green planet” “Ecology and Culture”.
At the final plenary meeting, the participants of the Congress adopted a final resolution,
which stated that "the issues of environmental security, economy modernization
and energy efficiency should be considered systematically and comprehensively.
For the successful solution of the key environmental problems one should need
decisive actions of the state power bodies, responsibility of the business,
active participation of the civil society and the public behavior oriented at
preservation of the nature. "
The representatives of IDGCA and its subsidiaries took participation in the congress.
On the photograpg (left – right): Ognev M.I. – IDGCA Director General; Zakharov A.Y. – Assistant
Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian
Federation; Shidlovskii V.E. –ISTC Director; Tsikhiseli V.G. - IDGCA Deputy