142,893,540 (2006 estimate)
17,075,200 sq km
Moscow 10,101,500 (2002)
Population growth rate
-0.37 percent (2006 estimate)
GDP per capita (U.S.$)
GDP by economic sector
Agriculture, forestry, fishing 5 percent (2004)
Industry 35.2 percent (2004) Services 59.8 percent (2004)
Wide natural resource base including major deposits of oil,
natural gas, coal, and many strategic minerals, timber
Civil society, Climate, SPARE and Decommission in Russia.
Strengthening environmental NGOs, Climate 2012 and Decommission of old nuclear reactors in Russia.
Friends of the Baltic - email@example.com
GAIA - firstname.lastname@example.org
Zelenyj Mir/ Green World - email@example.com
Za Prirodu - firstname.lastname@example.org
All-Russian Society for Nature Conservation in Karelia - email@example.com
Association of Greens Karelia - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ariston - email@example.com
Russian Socio-Ecological Union- www.rusecounion.ru
Environmental NGOs and sustainability concerns are marginalized in energy sector and climate policy development. Most environmental NGOs lack competence and capacity to match the influence of the energy sector, and it is generally not accepted that groups of non-experts should have the right to voice their opinion on conflict questions.
Norges Naturvernforbund has worked with environmental NGOs in Northwest Russia since late 80’s. Step by step the capacity building has been disseminated throughout the Russian Federation.
- The main umbrella for regional environmental NGOs is Russian Socio-Ecological Union (RSEU). RSEU has coordinated the climate activities since 2008.
- SPARE was introduced in Russia in 1996. One of the member organizations in RSEU, Friends of the Baltic has coordinated SPARE since 2000 and RSEU climate activities since 2008.
- DecomAtom is a cooperation between several environmental NGOs. The long-term aim is that an official Russian plan for decommissioning of the old nuclear reactors is made.