September 14, 2023
The International conference “Regional cooperation within BRICS: sustainable nature management – environment, education, tourism” started working at KarRC RAS. This forum is designed to promote cooperation at the regional level in this interstate alliance. The conference participants are scientists, representatives of authorities, and experts from BRICS counties.
For two days, KarRC RAS will serve as a platform for discussing possibilities for joint regional-level projects in the field of science and tourism. The topics for the conference are global and regional climate change, sustainable nature management, environmental security, contributions of countries to promoting green tourism.

The conference started with a plenary sessions: the audience was welcomed by KarRC RAS Director General Olga Bakhmet, Ambassador-at-Large at the Russian Foreign Ministry Pavel Knyazev, First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Vladimir Chizhov, and Head of the Republic of Karelia Artur Parfenchikov.

The conference is broadcasted online on KarRC RAS YouTube channel. Posters are available here.

The conference program includes two thematic sessions: "Climate Change, Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Environmental Safety in BRICS Countries: Region-specific Features" and "Environmental Education and Tourism in BRICS Countries". On the Russian side, researchers from almost all federal districts of the country will deliver their presentations.

For the Karelian Research Center RAS, cooperation with BRICS is a promising and productive avenue. Scientists at KarRC RAS are already actively collaborating with colleagues from Brazil, China, and India, and there are also some joint activities with scientists from South Africa. The multidisciplinary approach of Karelian scientists can provide a basis for utilizing the scientific potential of KarRC RAS in the interests of the Republic, Russia, and other BRICS countries.

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November 17, 2023
Starting November 13–18, the 7th BRICS International School takes place in Moscow. Its participants are graduate and post-graduate students and young specialists from countries of the alliance. The event is organized by the Russian National Committee on BRICS Research with support from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund, and Presidential Grants Fund. KarRC RAS takes part in the school for the second time.
November 11, 2023
The international seminar “Cooperation on climate change research, environmental monitoring and modeling” completed in Petrozavodsk. Specialists from the Northern Water Problems Institute KarRC RAS and Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences presented their studies and identified areas of common scientific interest for joint projects.
November 8, 2023
Scientists from Karelia and China discuss plans for joint research of water bodies. A delegation from the Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences is on a working visit to KarRC RAS. The researchers are focusing on climate change, human impact on the natural environment and other topics and areas common to Russia and China.