Participation of public organizations and citizens in environmental protection
|Theme||1. Environmental protection|
|Session Name||1.2 International conservation law and local communities. Can local interests be adequately integrated?|
|Author(s)||Anastasiia Smirnova (Norilsk State Industrial Institute, Russian Federation), Natalia Karmanovskaia (Norilsk State Industrial Institute, Russian Federation)|
Norilsk - the largest industrial center with a world-wide name is located in the permafrost zone of the Russian Arctic. In its territory, the production of non-ferrous metals is concentrated. The producer is Mining and Metallurgical Company «Norilsk Nickel».Historically, Norilsk Nickel is the main polluter of the surrounding environment, which is particularly vulnerable to natural ecosystems, the extreme climatic conditions of the Arctic, rich in indigenous peoples, such as Nganasan, Enets, Nenets, Evenks and Dolgan. Realizing the depth of environmental problems, as well as the impact on the traditional way of life of ethnoses, Norilsk Nickel carries out a long-term goal-oriented environmental policy. Sustainable development of the territory is not possible without active public participation in the protection of the environment. Currently, environmental activists are developing a network of public monitoring of the atmosphere of the territory.