June 6-7, 2018 in St. Petersburg The Environmental Industrial Policy Centre held an еру international conference “Environmental aspects of industrial development.”

The event was attended by the representatives of the European Bureau for Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control, experts from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), environmental experts from the EU Member States.

The Conference drew the attention of Russian national ministries and agencies, regional authorities, industry unions and associations, scientific and educational organizations, research centres and technological platforms, industrial enterprises, environmental experts and analysts, and NGOs.

The First Day Agenda included 13 reports on Russian and international approaches to applying Best Available Techniques (BAT) as the instruments for the sustainable economic growth, resource and energy efficiency enhancement, as well as reduction of negative environmental impacts.

Reports of Russian and international experts were broadcasted online.

The participants emphasized that BATs are helpful to find a balance between the stimulating nature of the industrial policy and the protective nature of the environmental policy. These policies should be harmonized; the harmonization will require improvement of the existing legislation, development of new legal acts, implementation of pilot projects and dissemination of their results. It is also necessary to assess BAT-related technological and technical solutions, to develop and evaluate environmental performance enhancement programmes (EPEP), to define how to use continuous emission monitoring systems.

The participants concluded that the process of BAT transition should be supported by all stakeholders. The next step in this direction should address the issues of enforcing Russian Information and Technical Books on BAT, namely unbiased assessment of technological processes, technical devices, equipment and BAT requirements for designing state support measures and approving investment projects on high-tech product development, industrial modernization and development of competitive BAT-based economy.

Subsequently, there will be the objectives of meeting BAT requirements for the industries and obtaining the independent and unbiased approval of the Society. These experts will be involved in the work of special expert commissions on integrated environmental permitting and Interdepartmental Commission activities on EPEP.

Thus, it is imperative to form the National Society of sectoral and cross-sectoral BAT experts.

The materials of the Conference First Day can be downloaded on the following links:

01 – «Environmental aspects of industrial development»

02 – Results of the analysis of the first generation of Russian BREFs and suggestions for their reviewing (Video)

03 – Forming the society of BAT experts in Russia: key principles and first practices (Video)

04 – The drawing up and review of the EU BREFs: Stakeholders’ engagement for building consensus on issues related to industrial emissions (Video)

05 – The collection and analysis of plant-specific emission data for the review of the Waste Incineration BREF (Video)

06 – Approaches to establishing BAT around the world (Video)

07 – Comparative analysis of the drawing up and review of reference books on Best Available Techniques in the European Union and in the Russian Federation (Video)

08 – Project “Climate Friendly Economy: Implementation of Best Available Techniques (BAT) in the Russian Federation” (Video)

09 – Swedish-Russian cooperation on BAT (Video)

10 – Best Available Techniques (BAT) in the Pulp & Paper sector for the continual environmental improvement – Lessons learnt in Sweden (Video)

11 – Sustainable Development Goals and Best Available Techniques (Video)

12 – State economic incentives stimulating the implementation of clean technologies (Video)

13 – Key approaches to the costs assessment costs of BAT implementation in energy generation (Video)

14 – Draft Program for SUE “Vodokanal of St.Petersburg” Environmental Performance Improvement (Video)

The second day of the Conference was devoted to discussion of the Russian waste management industry, as well as the uses of secondary material resources.

The representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the members of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, the Scientific and Methodological Center «Waste and Resource Management», Rosatom and of industry community took part in the discussion.

The conference participants of the section noted that created by the Minpromtorg of Russia together with the business community and adopted in January 2018 by the Government of the Russian Federation “The Strategy of development of the industry for processing, utilization and detoxification of waste for the period until 2030″ determined the goal-setting of the industry which are the establishment of a waste recycling industry that maximally involves waste in production and systematically minimizing their landfilling up to «zero», as well as the creation and development of the domestic technological and engineering base and stimulating its export potential.

The participants discussed the draft action plan (“road map”) for the implementation of the Strategy, which includes improving the regulatory framework, creating conditions that ensure innovative development of the waste management industry, implementing import substitution programs and projects, and developing the export potential of the waste industry’s products.

The participants of the conference also noted that the development of the WM industry is impossible without the development of human and scientific potential.

The main element of the industry is to achieve key indicators and it will be the creation of eco-industrial parks, which are functionally interconnected enterprises that process and utilize waste which is then used for the output of the final products or raw materials taking into account the specifics of each region, as well as interregional cooperation. Participants discussed the prospects for implementing pilot projects of creation of eco-industrial parks in the Russian regions.

A special section of discussion was devoted to the issues of legislative support for the regulation of the treatment of secondary resources on the territory of the Russian Federation.

The materials of the second day of the conference are available on the following links:

  • 01 – Strategy of development of the industry for processing, utilization and detoxification of waste for the period until 2030. Key priorities
  • 02 – Scientific and Methodological Center «Waste and secondary resources management» as a branch center of the emerging waste management industry. The Strategy of the development of the industry for processing, utilization and detoxification of waste for the period until 2030 and its Implementation Plan
  • 03 – The role and interest of Russian business in the formation of the waste recycling industry and in the return of secondary resources to the production turnover
  • 04 – «Public–Business–Authorities» interaction with the aim of promoting the formation of the waste recycling industry
  • 05 – Creation of a unified state system for handling waste of the 1st and the 2nd hazard classes
  • 06 – Terminological apparatus of eco-industrial parks and conditions for creating a network of eco-industrial parks in Russia
  • 07 – Pilot project on the formation of an interregional network of eco-industrial parks
  • 08 – Correction of territorial schemes for waste management including MSW. Regulation of waste use in the interests of providing sufficient flow of waste to eco-technical parks
  • 09 – «Real-Invest» – eco-industrial park of Nizhny Novgorod
  • 10 – Prospects for the legal regulation of the involvement of secondary resources in the economic turnover
  • 11 – Secondary raw materials in the urban economy
  • 12 – Climatically neutral waste management in the Russian Federation
  • 13 – Use of secondary and renewable resources as raw materials
  • 14 – Analysis of formation and utilization of organic agricultural waste
  • 15 – Proposals to the plan of technical modernization of systems for utilization of organic wastes of livestock
  • Draft of Conference inference
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