Energy security

Environmental and energy co-operation essential for good neighbourly relations, conclude participants at OSCE discussion in Vienna

Co-operation on environmental and energy issues contributes to preventing tensions, building confidence and promoting good neighbourly relations in the OSCE region and therefore it must be strengthened, underlined senior officials and experts at high-level discussion taking place on 16 and 17 October in Vienna.

Region of ecological activity

By D.Rozanov

The current year, 2017, was declared the Year of Ecology in Russia. The goal is to draw attention to the problems existing in the environmental sphere and improve the state of the country's environmental security. A very timely step. After all, more than 40 million Russians live in dysfunctional environmental conditions, and more than 1 million - in territories where the level of pollution is characterized as dangerous. Russia ranks third in the world in terms of the level of energy extravagance and the first - in terms of the volume of absolute losses in heat networks.