Prospects of SDSN development in Russia

January 15 at the Gaidar Forum 2020 held a special event – the annual meeting of the Russian branch of SDSN members. SDSN (Sustainable Development Solutions Network) is a network of organizations to develop solutions to promote sustainable development.

Vera Barinova, Deputy Head of the Center for Economic Modeling of Energy and Ecology, RANEPA, in her speech noted the following: “We are the widest network of international experts, we can find them anywhere in the world. This year a special opportunity was given to everyone to start their own projects.”

The network focuses on low-carbon energy and industry, agriculture and the food system, biodiversity, ecosystem formation and development services, smart cities and the new role of business in sustainable development.

The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration supervises operations of SDSN in Russia.

Nelya Rakhimova, Open School of Sustainable Development Creator and Leader, in her speech outlined her point of view as follows: “SDSN in Russia is mainly implemented through the organization of events, and we definitely succeeded in this by holding two major events on time.”

Summing up the meeting, the network participants and invited experts discussed the current results in the sustainable development field and developed an approximate work plan for the next year.

Anna Dityakina

The 11th Gaidar Forum “Russia and the World: Challenges of the New Decade” is being held at the Presidential Academy on January 15 and 16, 2020. The forum is focused on the goals of national and global development and the search for practical answers to the most pressing challenges of our time. The forum is attended by ministers of the Government of the Russian Federation, members of the Federal Assembly, governors of the Russian regions, prominent international experts, and representatives of foreign states.

The organizers of the 11th Gaidar Forum are the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy, and the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia.

The title partners of the Gaidar Forum are PJSC Gazprom and JSC Gazprombank. The strategic partners are Coca-Cola, Mastercard, Russian Railways, Pharmstandard group of companies, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi, Novartis group of companies, MSD, AKIG group of companies, EF Education First. Partners are Prosveshchenie group of companies, EY, Huawei, RVC JSC, Russian Agricultural Bank JSC.

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