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The Gorchakov Fund will host an expert discussion on the green agenda of international relations

The Gorchakov Fund will host expert meeting "Green track" of international development: A sphere of cooperation or a competitive tool?"

The environmental topic and responsible attitude towards the environment are slowly becoming a new important trend of the international agenda. Along the topics of economic development and international security, traditional for international politics, countries should also take into consideration issues of environmental protection.

A new area is emerging – green economy, which includes development and implementation of projects targeting reduction of greenhouse emissions and economic development based on principles of sustainable development, i.e. the most efficient use of resources that will guarantee well-being of future generations. Countries are also beginning to see resources of their own international positioning in the climate agenda.

Besides that, climate and green tracks offer opportunities for cooperation among different countries. Experts believe that the climate agenda is one of the potential channels for cooperation between the U.S. and Russia under complicated foreign-policy conditions.

The following experts were invited to attend:

Natalya Stapran, Director of Multilateral Economic Cooperation and Special Projects Department, Ministry of Economic Development of Russia;
Ernesto Ferlenghi, Chairman of the Energy Committee and the Green Initiative Steering Group, Association of European Businesses (AEB);
– Liao Xianchun, Professor at Research Institute of Green Development, Jinan University;
 Wil Burns, Professor of Research & Co-Executive Director, Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy, American University, School of International Service.

Moderator of the discussion: Anastasia Likhacheva, Deputy Dean for Research, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, Director of the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies, HSE University.

Discussion topics:

– Should we expect emergence of international alliances on climate issues?
– What opportunities does the green economy provide? How to minimize probable losses from implementation of green regulation? Does it mean that resource-based economies will cease to exist in the future?
– What approaches can Russia offer for development of the green agenda regulation?
– Transfer to green technologies will require significant expenses for industrial producers, which are mostly located in developing countries. Taking that into account, will the green agenda become a new element of increasing global inequality?


Date and time of the event: June 9, Wednesday, at 4:00-6:00 pm Moscow time.


The event will be available to watch live online on the YouTube channel of the Gorchakov Fund in Russian and English.