Ural Federal University: Ural Interregional Research Education Center will Join the Implementation of the Carbon Polygon Program

The implementation of the carbon polygon program will be part of the activities of the Ural Interregional Research Education Center (UIREC). It was announced on Tuesday at a press conference at the TASS Ural Information Center by Vladimir Yakushev, plenipotentiary representative of the Russian President in the Ural Federal District (UFD), Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the UIREC.

On April 16, during a meeting on the activities of world-class scientific and educational centers in Ekaterinburg, Governor of the Tyumen Region Alexander Moor announced that “Petrochemistry” and “Carbon” may be among the promising areas of the West-Siberian REC.

“As for this direction, both RECs are active, because it is impossible not to deal with this topic – we ratified the Paris Agreement in 2019. <…> Everyone has actively entered this program, the story is very new and challenging. Now we are still figuring it out: what to do, how to do it, what resources to use,” Yakushev said.

The system of carbon landfills is being created within the framework of the national action plan on adaptation to climate change until 2022. Carbon Test Site is a territory with unique ecosystem for development and testing of technologies for remote and ground control of greenhouse gas emissions and other parameters significant for climate change on the forest areas and agricultural lands. The pilot project is being implemented in seven regions – the Chechen Republic, Krasnodar Territory, Kaliningrad, Novosibirsk, Sakhalin, Sverdlovsk, and Tyumen regions, as well as on the basis of seven educational institutions of higher education.

It is worth reminding that the specialists from the Ural Federal University will take an active part in creation of the carbon polygons and carbon farms in the territory of Sverdlovsk region. This will allow to effectively study carbon balance in different ecosystems and to develop technologies for monitoring of runoff and carbon emission. In addition, it will make it possible to develop methods for calculating the carbon balance for different types of territories and, ultimately, to correctly calculate carbon allowances.