2016 Forum Theme

Building Alignment Through Dialogue


Round Table
Sustainable Development Strategies and Transition to Green Economy: Best Practices and Regulatory Tools


The 2016 Jubilee Strategic Planning Leaders Forum celebrates the fifth anniversary of the Forum Green Day that will be held in the context of the 2017 Year of Ecology of Russian Federation (according to the Presidential Decree of January 5, 2016). Forum Green Day focuses on presentation and discussion of the best international and Russian practices of implementation, alignment and management of strategic plans taking into account modern trends of globalization and greening the economy. The central theme of the discussion will be development of the concept and action plan on transition of the Russian Federation to the green economy and also removing barriers to this transition.

In what conditions the green technologies could be the drivers of economic growth and human wellbeing? How to attract investors to invest in the green economy? How to encourage business to implement energy saving technologies and take care of people’s health? How to make the cities comfortable, accessible, safe, livable, work and investment friendly?

The focus will be on enhancing the effectiveness of state regulation and coordination of the authorities actions aimed at upgrading the resource and environmental legislation and the comprehensive implementation of tools to provide conditions for the transition of cities and regions of Russia to sustainable development, socially-oriented, based on innovations, eco-friendly economy taking into account the best international practices:

- Development of the concept and action plan of the Russian Federation and of transition to "green" economy,
- Presentation of best practices of sustainable/green development and green branding of cities and regions:
• Instruments to stimulate green investments in infrastructure (energy, transport, water supply system of the building, and so on);
• Greening of public procurement mechanisms, establishment of regional environmental funds, environmental certification system;
• Implementation of resource-saving technologies in housing construction, projects of old industrial areas transformation, transformation of public spaces into the modern, green, eco-friendly and comfortable to live;
• Development of environmental culture and promotion of sustainable consumption.

Organizers: Committee for Nature Use, Environmental Protection and Ecological Safety of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Union of Architects of Russia, Association of Interregional Socio-Economic Cooperation "Central Federal District", Nordic Council of Ministers, Council of Municipalities of St. Petersburg, ICSER Leontief Centre

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Kuchaev Alexandr, Committee for Nature Use, Environmental Protection and Ecological Safety. Deputy Chairman

Welcome Address

Remizov Alexander, NP Organization Russian Sustainable Architecture and Building Council. Board Chairman

Evaluation of Eco-sustainability of Built Environments

Lipina Svetlana, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA),. Ph.D., Doctor of Economic Sciences, Head of the Research Laboratory

Development of Green Economy in Russia: Perspectives, Mechanisms, Key Lines

Zuin Olga, Council of Baltic Sea States. Project Assistant

Sustainable Development in the Baltic Sea Region: New Challenges and Opportunities for the Future

Burtseva Vera, Committee for energy efficiency and sustainable development, RGMD. Chairman

Complex Approach to Energy Efficiency and Environmental Improvement: Russia’s Initiative

Dudareva Albina, Association of Interregional Socio-Economic Cooperation "Central Federal District". Deputy Executive Director - Chairman of the Presidium of the coordination Council for development of industry waste management

Strategic Documents of Waste Management Industry Development

Ytreberg Ann-Kristin, Eco Lighthouse. General Manager

Eco-Lighthouse - A specific, easy and effective tool on the road to a sustainable world

Gracheva Yulia, NP "Ecological Union". Director and Head of the Certification Body

Green Economy: Eco-standards, Eco-labeling, Eco products

Furu Gunnar Olav, Municipality of Sunndal. Planning Director

Dialogue Between Business and Management in the Development of Norwegian National Park

Oparina Elena, Enviro Co Ltd. marketing director

Startups Business Incubator Ingria: Green Solutions and Technologies of Success

Baranov Sergey, OJSC St. Petersburg Technopark. Project Consultant

Kononova Maria Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University. Professor, Dr-Eng.habil
Remizov Alexander NP Organization Russian Sustainable Architecture and Building Council. Board Chairman