The country, like the whole world, is facing new challenges nowadays. They determine the need to modernize the economy, including innovative development and energy efficiency. We should not forget that nature and the modernization are determined by its ultimate goal, which, despite the importance of economic growth, technical excellence and competitiveness is to improve the lives of everyone today and to provide enabling environment for future generations. The task is now to provide sustainable development based on the "green economy" principles...
One of the priority themes of the Institute was źecological hot spots╗. To state the problem and develop a program of action hearings were held June 23, 2010. The hearing was attended by experts and representatives of all federal districts, including representatives of the Centre for Environmental Policy and Culture and regional public chambers.
Results of the Institute for the preparation of expert materials źModernization of Economy and Sustainable Development╗ (on request from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment) were presented at a hearing November 24, 2010 on the discussion of proposals for the Fundamentals of State Environmental Policy of the Russian Federation up to 2030 and expert materials were sent to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.