Area Studies - Regional Sustainable Development Review: Russia theme is a component of Encyclopedia of Area Studies - Regional Sustainable Development Review in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
This two-volume publication on Area Studies - Regional Sustainable Development Review: Russia reviews initiatives and activities towards sustainable development in Russia such as: Natural Resources as a Basis for Sustainable Development: Bioresourses - Russia; Water Resources for Sustainable Development, With Particular Reference to Russia; Protection of the Atmosphere in the Russian Federation; Protection of the Oceans and Their Living Resources; General Approach to Planning and Management of Land Resources; Combat Desertification, Deforestation and Drought; Biodiversity Conservation in Russia; Wastes as Resources for Sustainable Development; Wastes and Problems of Sustainable Development; Safe and Environmentally Sound Management of Radioactive Wastes in Russia; Economic Reform and Integration of Environmental; Protection and Promotion of Human Health-Russia; Combating Poverty in Russia; Global Action for Women Towards Sustainable and Equitable Development; Children and Youth in Sustainable Development in Russia; Recognizing and Strengthening the Role of Indigenous Peoples and Their Communities; Education, Public Awareness and Training in Russia; Development of Industrial Ecology in Russia; Strengthening the Role of Workers and Their Trade Unions; Technological Progress for Sustainable Development in Russia; Telecommunications Infrastructure Changes for Sustainable Development of Russia; High Technology and Health Care in Russia; Technology of Exploration and Management of Natural Resources; Promoting Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development in Russia; Protection of Intellectual Property and Commercialization of Technology; International Institutional Arrangements and Financial Assistance; International Legal Instruments and Mechanisms on the Environment; The Interaction of Branches of Power in the Transition to Sustainable Development in Russia; Management Responses to the Challenge of Sustainable Development in Russia. Although these presentations are with specific reference to Russia, they provide potentially useful lessons for other regions as well.
These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.
Nikolai P. Laverov was born on January 12 1930 in the Arkhangelsk region of Russia in a peasant family.
He received his M.Sc. from Moscow Institute of Non-ferrous Metals and Gold (1954), and his Ph.D. from the same institute in 1958.
From 1958 to 1965 he worked as Director in the Central-Asian Geological Station of the Institute of Ore Deposits Geology of the USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1965 he was appointed Deputy Chief of the Research Organization Department in the USSR Ministry of Geology and in 1972 Chief of the Research Organization Department in the USSR Ministry of Geology.
From 1983 to 1987 he worked as the first vice-rector of Academy of National Economy of the USSR Council of Ministers. In 1987 he was elected the President of the Kirghiz Academy of Sciences. He was appointed the Deputy chairman of the USSR Council of Ministers, chairman of the USSR State Committee for Science and Technology in 1989, and since 1991 he has been the Vice-president of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
N. P. Laverov is the author and co-author of more than 250 scientific publications including twenty monographs. Many of his works have been published in Germany, the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, Cuba, China, and other countries. He is the well-known leader of the scientific school of Russian geologists. A new approach to radiogeological studies was pioneered and headed by N. P. Laverov in 1990. The fundamental principle of these studies lies in the use of protective properties of the geological environment to prevent pollution of the ecosphere by radionuclides. The studies embraced the general problem of radioactive waste disposal in the Earth’s crust.