The message reads, in part:
“It is gratifying that for these days the ancient Vologda land has become a gathering point for all those who sincerely wish to improve the environment in the country – volunteers, heads of NGOs, and young scientists, as well as representatives of business and expert circles, and the media.
I would like to emphasise that effective management of natural resources is a foundation for the sustainable development of every state. It affects the preservation of the flora and fauna of our planet, and, most important, the living standards of our people. Today, we are facing serious, ambitious tasks, the main of which are to rationally and carefully use natural resources, improve infrastructure for proper treatment of industrial and consumer waste, introduce advanced technology at enterprises and develop environmental culture, especially among the younger generation.
I am convinced that the current forum will take place in a creative and constructive atmosphere. You will not only have an opportunity to take part in panel discussions and workshops, attend insightful lectures and training seminars but will certainly find the time for friendly meetings, creative pursuits and sports.”