Launch of the 2013 National Human Development Report for the Russian Federation ‘Sustainable Development: Rio Challenges’

The NHDR-2013 was presented on May 21st at the Analytical Centre of the Government of Russia (Moscow). This is the sixteenth national report that will conclude the Russian NHDR series, started in 1995.
The 2013 Report addresses the global agenda and the national context for the transition to sustainable development, looking at social, environmental and economic factors. New approaches to education and science for sustainable development, health care, ‘green’ economy models and sustainable development indicators are discussed in the Report's ten chapters. The Report also looks at energy sustainability and energy efficiency, climate change agenda and regional development policies, as well as the role of civil society and business in the transition to sustainable development.

The Report reflects on the statement of Russia's Prime-Minister Dmitry Medvedev at the ‘Rio+20’ Conference on Sustainable Development (June 2012), in particular, on the prospects for the ‘green’ growth models, Russia's role as a steward of globally important forest and water resources, and the challenges to improve energy efficiency of the economy to unleash resources for sustainable development.

The event was attended by the representatives of Russian government and parliament, international organizations and NGOs, expert and research community and mass media.

The full text of the Report in Russian.

The English version of the 2013 NHDR for the Russian Federation will be available in June 2013.