Development of Ecology and Natural Resource Use in the Russian Federation: Balance between Private and Public Interests

On May 18, 2018, during the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum International and Comparative Law Research Center held the round table on Development of ecology and natural resource use in the Russian Federation: balance between private and public interests.

The global trend towards neutralization of the human-induced impact on the climate system has pushed environmental agenda to the central stage of international politics and economics. Adaptation to the changing conditions is becoming a factor of competitiveness for the Russian resource companies that are the drivers of the Russian economy. However, these changes require appropriate regulation that takes into account both the best international practices and national interests.

Search for the balance between private and public interests in this area was the subject of discussion that involved the leading Russian and foreign experts, as well as representatives of the Russian resource companies.