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“GREEN” DEVELOPMENT OF THE UGRA TERRITORY: OPTIONS AND OBSTACLES

https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2017-10-2-94-102

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Sharp differences in natural environment and resources and demographic and economic characteristics in Russia place special importance on analysis of regional models of transition to “green economy.” Regional model of transition to“green economy” for the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug-Ugra is discussed. This region is situated in Siberia and is leading in hydrocarbons extraction (57% of the country’s total). The existing nature management pattern is closely connected with poor modern ecological situation. System analysis of preconditions for the transition of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug-Ugra to green economy is presented. It includes description of limiting and promoting natural and social-economic factors and consideration of the ecological situation. Economic, institutional, and nature management tools for regional transition to “green economy” and sustainable development are demonstrated. These tools reflect regional pattern of “green economy” movement, though common mechanisms play the leading role (e.g., energy efficiency, climatically neutral production, environmental accounting, etc.). Regional pattern includes specific measures for forests preservation, ethnic-culture tourism development, organic agriculture based on reindeer meet, wild berries and mushrooms production, etc.

About the Authors

A. V. Evseev
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation
Doctor of Science, Leading Researcher of the Faculty of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University. He has long experience in field research in the Arctic, Siberia, and the Far East. He participated in the development of pollution monitoring system in the Arctic zone. The scope of his research interest includes pollution monitoring, sustainable nature management, urban ecology, and paleopedology. He is Expert Ecologist of the Arctic Department of the RF Ministry of Economy, Russian Scientific Foundation, etc.


T. M. Krasovskaya
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation
Doctor of Science, Professor of the Faculty of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University. She has long experience in the Arctic field research. The scope of research interest includes nature management, geoecology of northern territories and urban systems, and ethic-cultural aspects of sustainable development. She is the leader of the interdisciplinary seminar “Cultural Landscapes” of the Russian Geographical Society.


A. A. Medvedkov
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation
Ph.D of Geography, Senior Researcher of the Faculty of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University. He has long experience in field research in Siberia. He is the winner of competitions for the grants of the President of Russia for state support of young Russian scientists and the recipient of the IGBP diploma for his results in competition «Global changes of the environment». He is a member of the IGU Commission on Cold Regions Environment. Areas of scientific interests: modern landscapes of permafrost zone, life support systems, resource assessment of landscapes, natural disasters and changing climate, ecological and geographical problems of new development areas, environmental geoconflictology.


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Evseev A.V., Krasovskaya T.M., Medvedkov A.A. “GREEN” DEVELOPMENT OF THE UGRA TERRITORY: OPTIONS AND OBSTACLES. GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY. 2017;10(2):94-102. https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2017-10-2-94-102

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