The PRC, as before, plans to send a representative delegation to the city on the Neva to participate in the youth forum, which will be held as part of the BRICS summit in July. And what shall we do about the quarantine?
Shareholders of Barclays demanded that the bank's top executives stop investing in non-renewable energy. The European Investment Bank stated that starting from the end of 2021 they would no longer support the majority of projects linked to the use of fossil fuels. These statements, coupled with a warm winter for the second year in a row, and thus perfectly aligned with the global warming trend, should in theory convince Europeans that authorities are aiming to develop a climate-neutral economy - and not on paper but in real life.
Beirut, Damascus, Latakia, Batroun, Tripoli - what would you think of when seeing the list of those cities? Most likely, the first things that spring to mind are military operations and counterterrorism efforts; Russians are not the exception and have similar thoughts. What do Syrian and Lebanese people think of Russia though - in particular, about higher education in the country?
At the end of October, a closing ceremony of the Russian-British Raw Materials Dialogue was held in St. Petersburg. During the course of the event, Ian Bowbrick, Director of Membership and Professional Standards at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, awarded 12 experts of the Russian National Association of Mining Engineers with certificates granting them power to accredit mining specialists on behalf of the Institute one of the most prestigious professional bodies in the world.
Out of the many challenges that mining industry is facing nowadays, the Dialogue’s participants placed specific attention to whittling down deficit of skilled engineers through competency assessment and development. The particular importance of this problem is caused by ever increasing requirements to be met by professionals. In addition, mineral resources extraction is a process that has become more complex and sophisticated.
Svetlana Radionova, the Head of Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service (in Russian: Rosprirodnadzor), named the Korkinsky open-pit coal mine as one of the most heartbreaking examples of technological environmental impact in our country. How do the people actually live though, next to a non-stop fuming tunnel? Who and how will conduct the mine reclamation?
LUT University is now the key partner university in Finland for the International Competence Centre for Mining-Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO. Its main activities will be focused on improving technologies of waste recycling, including waste reuse and disposal of hazardous and toxic substances, as well as working on developing innovations resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions, with specific attention to be paid to power engineering facilities.
Students of Lanzhou University of Technology came to the Mining University to participate in the International Summer School, named ”Modern Energy Technologies”.
More than 1300 young oil-industry workers from sixty-two countries came to St. Petersburg to participate in the Youth Forum of the World Petroleum Council. During this week, young specialists exchange experiences with each other and meet the industry leaders.
Kirill Molodtsov, the Assistant Head of the RF President’s Administration, who is on a working visit to St. Petersburg, gave his comments on why the Youth forum of the World Petroleum Council has been so greatly supported by our country’s leaders.