Siberian Federal University: Krasnoyarsk and Tyumen Scientists to Team Up for Green Tech Development

On 3 March 2022, within the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum, Siberian Federal University and Tyumen State University signed a memorandum on the development of cooperation in implementing joined climate projects including Yenisey Siberia research and educational centre.

The memorandum indicated the readiness of partner universities to create joint working groups to implement projects on the environmental and climate agenda. The participants named two most promising areas of cooperation. The first implies the involvement of both universities in projects to create and implement technologies in managing the regional balance of greenhouse gases by implementing large-scale scientific and technological projects and testing the results at industrial enterprises. The development of this direction will result in new technologies for carbon absorption and utilization and forming joint experimental sites for implementing the achieved outcomes.

The second direction involves the creation of a joint working group to develop the Charter of the CE&D (Carbon Education & Development) consortium. In the future, the consortium is intended to bring together scientific and educational organizations, large industrial companies and businesses to create a system of modular programs for training specialists and teams for the development and launch of climate projects.

“The ESG agenda is one of the priorities of our university. Cooperation in climate initiatives, the greening of the economy of our regions and the creation of advanced industrial technology following sustainability principles is essential for our universities. By joint efforts, we will initiate new and support existing network and cluster associations with the engagement of higher educational institutions, research and innovation organizations and companies aimed at the effective use of available human, intellectual, material, financial and other resources,” said Ruslan Baryshev, vice-rector for research, Siberian Federal University.

Andrey Latyshev, vice-rector of Tyumen State University, noted that global climate projects, in particular, the development of carbon grounds and implementation of the ESG strategy are crucial for the Russian economy as they have significant potential for the territories economic growth, training of engineering and technical specialists, and development of professional retraining programs.

“Tyumen State University is consistently working on projects in decarbonisation and climate change. The topic is extremely relevant since climate conservation is a global challenge for humanity. Sustainability principles are what our universities should, can and do follow. Signing the memorandum with Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk Territory, and Krasnoyarsk research and educational centre will boost this work. Now that our friendly team includes the Kemerovo Region, Novosibirsk and Tyumen Regions, Krasnoyarsk and Perm Territories, our work will become visible on the map of Russia,” stressed Andrey Latyshev.

ESG stands for Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance. The rise of the ESG agenda reflects the interest of modern society in doing business not only for income but also for taking care of the environment and reasonable consumption of resources.

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