Environmental Management (CP)
the past few years Finland has laid emphasis on transferring
technology to the Barents Region, Northwest Russia in particular.
However, technology transfer by itself is not a sufficient
mean to achieve the targets of sustainable development; also
the level of environmental knowledge amongst the local actors
has to be raised.
order to increase the environmental knowledge in Northwest
Russia, educational cooperation in the field has to be developed.
A cooperative environmental education system supporting the
entrepreneurial activities has to be created to the neighboring
areas in Russia. This system has to maintain close links
to research, development, and innovation activities in the
field of environment.
the project a pre-feasibility study of Cleaner Production
education structure and strategy (targeted to Northwest Russia) is done. In the project the educational needs, existing
courses, and educational actors related to Cleaner production
are clarified. In addition, an implementation plan of the
future CP education is made.
A pre-feasibility study of Cleaner
Production education structure and strategy (targeted to Northwest
Russia) was done basing on 39 interviews of Russian
universities and other educational institutions and 7
companies operating in Murmansk Oblast, Arkhangelsk Oblast,
Republic of Karelia and St.Petersburg. The study showed that
several teachers of the universities are qualified to teach
in the CP program, the most well-known subjects being
Environmental management systems and Environmental laws and
regulations. It also revealed that the majority of the
interviewed institutions in Russia are interested in
international cooperation and ready to offer their knowledge
and premises for the upcoming project. Also it showed that
despite the availability of distance learning facilities
almost at all the institutes, seminars, courses as well as
teacher and student exchange should be a part of the program.
also revealed that all the companies had at least some
knowledge of the CP concept. In some firms the management
knew the concept very thoroughly, and almost every company
regarded strengthening of CP in their production, or
achieving environmental certificates as a strategic aim. The companies were interviewed, whether they would be
interested to participate in an CP educational program to be
organized in the future. All the answers were in favour of
such attendance. The firms are committed to the development
of the workers’ skills, and thus to the improvement of the
company itself, also in the field of CP.
An educational program based on a process engineering/industrial
engineering base according to the Bologna process model was
built. The main attention was given to provide knowledge on
management of environmental affairs within the industry by
application of proper methods, tools and technologies.
preliminary project plan aiming at transferring the
Scandinavian cutting-edge Cleaner Production (Sustainable
Production) knowledge including environmental management,
technology and legislation to Northwest Russia in order to
provide the key persons of the Russian universities,
regional authorities and companies the sufficient up-to-date
Cleaner Production competence was implemented.
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