Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
Since 2011 our efforts have helped leading business (Such as Alcoa, Unilever, Bloomberg, Bureau Veritas, Pepsico, Bayer, Gazprom, Sochi 2014 Olimpics etc) and even entire regions of Russia successfully establish and implement sustainability strategies related to risk assessment, transparency, public engagement, efficient resource management, clean tech, internal and external sustainability communications. Russian Carbon Fund is one of the few organizations that actively participate in the origination of institutional basis of transition to low carbon economy in Russia. Our experts constantly participate in working groups and round tables on local and federal level promoting low carbon development tools and strategies.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
- Under climate reforestation project "Business to forest" we have planted more than 70 000 trees reducing 5000 tons of CO2 emissions. More than 1000 volunteers participated in tree plantings.
- Thousands of people discovered our recycled art exhibition and zero waste principles on Sochi 2014 Olimpics.
- "Sustainable universities for clean future 2015" conference engaged more than 10 000 students across Russia.
- Climaterussia.org newsroom will become central platform to share climate, technological, intellectual and environmental potential of Russia with interested people across the globe.
- Transforming national economy to low carbon development model, eliminating oil dependence
- Changing attitude of Russian citizens on global issues
- Educating future sustainability leaders
- Making sustainability common strategy for Russian business
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
Within 5 to 10 years we plan to:
- Implement regional and national carbon markets, state and business low carbon development tools and strategies related to climate finance, renewable energy, efficient resource use, clean technologies, smart infrastructure.
- Raise awareness and improve environmental education of Russian citizens by establishment of nation wide university and school education programs
- Help Russian business understand benefits of sustainable development approach by showing successful examples of sustainability strategy implementation
- Promote clean tech startups globally