One Planet, One Future. Yugra Hosted the 12th International Youth Environmental Forum

The “One Planet, One Future” Forum under the auspices of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO aims to bring together the efforts of young people to preserve natural and cultural heritage within the framework of interregional and international cooperation.

The forum was attended by representatives of 10 Russian regions and 12 municipalities of Yugra. During three days, the participants debated, exchanged experience on preserving the cultural and natural heritage, and attended the “Media ECO”, “Ecology and Me. Ideas for the new time”, “Towards sustainable development through daily eco-habits” educational platforms. The guests also visited Khanty-­Mansiysk, the Samarovsky Chugas Nature Park, attended the Museum of Nature and Man as well as the Torum Maa Open Air Museum, and saw the confluence of the great Siberian rivers Ob and Irtysh.
The forum featured speeches by Olga Litova, Deputy Governor of Yugra; Artem Toporkov, Second Secretary of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO; Natalia Larionova, Executive Director of UNESCO Associated Schools Network in Russia, as well as experts from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Moscow region, Khanty-Mansiysk, Raduzhny. Executive bodies of Yugra, representatives of the URIIT IT Competence Center, the Center for Civil and Social Initiatives of Yugra, the Public Chamber of Yugra, the Yugra TV channel, and Salym Petroleum Development shared their experience in interdepartmental cooperation on the implementation of environmental educational projects.
The participants of the Forum presented their environmental projects, the best of which were awarded with diplomas.