The Nevsky International Ecological Congress will take place at the Tauride Palace.

On May 25–26, 2017 in St. Petersburg, in the Tauride Palace, the Interparliamentary Assembly of the CIS Member States, the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation are holding the VIII Nevsky International Ecological Congress under the motto “Environmental education – a clean country” ”, dedicated to the issues of environmentally responsible behavior, the development of a “green economy”, culture of production and consumption, and a healthy lifestyle. The organizing committee of the congress is headed by the Chairman of the Council of the Interparliamentary Assembly of States Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation V. I. Matvienko.

The discussion platform of the congress is effectively used to discuss key topics in the field of nature conservation and environmental management, strengthening inter-parliamentary cooperation on issues of harmonization of environmental legislation.

The main goal of the VIII Nevsky International Environmental Congress is to develop a broad discussion, organize the exchange of information and experience on the formation of an environmental education system as a guarantee of environmental safety, preservation of public health, implementation of successful strategies and programs for improving the waste management system, and introduction of the best available technologies. By decrees of the President of the Russian Federation, 2017 was declared in Russia as the Year of Ecology and the Year of Specially Protected Natural Areas, therefore, much attention at the congress will be paid to the issues of improving legislation in the field of developing a system of specially protected natural areas and maintaining biological diversity.

As part of the business part of the program, a plenary session and thematic round tables will be held, at which the most pressing issues will be discussed by the heads of legislative and executive bodies of state power, representatives of international organizations, business circles, educational and research institutions, the media, public associations of the participating states Commonwealth of Independent States and other countries.

Based on the results of the discussions, proposals will be formed to improve legislation aimed at further developing environmental education, strengthening interregional and cross-border cooperation in the Commonwealth of Independent States, introducing environmentally oriented, resource-saving technologies, ensuring a healthy living environment and improving the quality of human life.

During the congress, thematic events and excursions to specially protected natural areas will be held; event participants will be able to contribute to the restoration of lost trees in the city’s gardens and parks.

Organizers: IPA CIS, Federation Council, Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia. The exhibition stand of the Ministry of Natural Resources was the central exposition of the congress. You can learn more about the exhibition stand itself by following the link.