Congratulations on the International Peace Day! In 2020 this day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace nationally and internationally has coincided with the Global Goals Week for SDGs.
Lake Baikal Foundation strongly advocates for the sustainable agenda and successfully accomplishes the tasks of several SDGs connected to education (SDG 4), water and terrestrial ecosystems conservation (SDG 6, 15), responsible production and consumption (SDG 12), and building strong partnerships for conservation and development of the Baikal natural area (SDG 17).
In the framework of the #KnowYourGoals campaign we attract public attention to waste management issues in special protected natural areas (SPNAs) and remote settlements. National parks, reserves, sanctuaries, nearby areas of difficult access distanced from landfills and recycling plants for 150 kilometres and more have the most difficulties with responsible waste management systems implementation. Municipalities, regional waste operators, SPNAs lack resources for timely transportation and safe utilization of mixed garbage, and for implementation of separate waste collection. Meanwhile, these areas are home to vulnerable ecosystems prone to negative anthropogenic impact, especially from the garbage left by tourists.
In collaboration with the experts we elaborated solutions on systematic changes in the current waste management and green procurement legislation. Official letters with proposals were sent to the governmental bodies of the Russian Federation. We are open to dialogue and invite everyone to text us through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today we all clearly see: what happens in one part of the planet can impact people everywhere. The world’s well-being depends on countries’ leaders and local governments, business community, civil society and other stakeholders, and, consequently on our personal action.