#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Stanislav Seleznev, vice president for ecology and industrial policy at Nornickel, took part in the section of Environmental Modernization of Industry as a Factor of Sustainable Development of Territories.
The experts discussed which plans for the modernization of industrial enterprises affect the cities’ sustainable development, how to find a balance between the economic development of the territory and providing a favorable environment for residents, as well as how to achieve the targets of the national project Ecology in the face of sanctions restrictions.
“On the one hand, we have powerful production sites. On the other hand, specialists from universities turn to us and offer their projects that they cannot implement’, Stanislav Seleznev pointed out. “We are ready to help, participate in pilot projects, but we have to understand where to get the necessary equipment”.
He noted that Nornickel is very interested in new environmental projects.
“At the same time, we are faced with a serious question, without answering which it will be very difficult to implement projects – we need to determine the circle of the necessary equipment suppliers. I think that all representatives of the industry are now actively working on solving this problem”, concluded Stanislav Seleznev.
Vyacheslav Fetisov, the Russian Federation State Duma’s Ecology, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Committee’s first deputy chairman, assessed the Clean Arctic project implementation.
He stressed that work on the project would be continued, noting Norilsk as a city that requires special attention.
“A large-scale project is being implemented here – the Sulfur Program, which can significantly reduce the load on the atmosphere of the territory. This is a significant financial and time investment”, said Vyacheslav Fetisov. “And this is part of Nornickel’s large-scale activities aimed at making people feel comfortable and enjoy life in the North. The company has taken on a significant social burden, realizing that people live and work in difficult conditions”.
Earlier at the forum, Nornickel presented the Sulfur Program.
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Text: Victor Tsaryov, Photo: Nornickel Polar Division press service