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1.5 kilometres

of shoreline along the Moscow Canal were cleaned by volunteers taking part in a workday organized by members of the HSE Yacht Club in the Moscow Region town of Dubna.

Although the area cleaned may seem small, they filled an entire Kamaz truck with trash left by beachgoers. They also cleared the granite steps leading to the water that had become overgrown with grass and moss. Along with members of the Yacht Club, volunteers from the HSE’s ‘Golden Vyshka’ movement and students from the Moscow State University of Mechanical Engineering (MAMI), Moscow State University and young yachtsmen from the local Academic yacht club took part. In total, there were approximately 30 volunteers.

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HSE Advocates for Environmental Transparency

More than 40% of Russian citizens consider changing their place of residence due to environmental problems. This was a statistic cited by Lyaila Sinyatullina, Head of the Department of Advanced Studies at HSE University’s Institute for Public Administration and Governance, at a roundtable dedicated to an environmental information bill that will be reviewed by the Russian State Duma.

‘Green’ Taxes: An Analysis of Climate Policy Effectiveness

It is believed that carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere are mainly regulated by ‘direct’ economic instruments - the carbon tax and the Emissions Trading System (ETS). However, a comparative analysis has shown that ‘indirect’ instruments, such as excise taxes on motor fuel and other energy taxes, did not yield any lesser impact than their ‘direct’ counterparts, and, over time, were even more effective.

‘Green’ Taxes: An Analysis of Climate Policy Effectiveness

It is believed that carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere are mainly regulated by ‘direct’ economic instruments - the carbon tax and the Emissions Trading System (ETS). However, a comparative analysis has shown that ‘indirect’ instruments, such as excise taxes on motor fuel and other energy taxes, did not yield any lesser impact than their ‘direct’ counterparts, and, over time, were even more effective. This is the conclusion drawn by HSE researcher Ilya Stepanov in his article, ‘Taxes in the Energy Sector and Their Role in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions’.

HSE & adidas: Helping Clean the Planet of Plastic

On June 3, a meeting with Chris Thaller, Head of Creative Projects at Runtastic by adidas and founder of the Parley Foundation, who is involved in a project to gather and recycle oceanic plastic, will take place at HSE University.

HSE Creates Institute of Ecology

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7.5 m³

of trash was collected by Green HSE volunteers and other environmental activists in the first two weeks of August along the bank of the Moscow Canal in Dubna and in the Moscow park Yauza. 

Separate Plastic Collection for Recycling Available at HSE

The environmental student organization Green HSE has launched a service for the separate collection of plastic waste. Special yellow containers can be found across HSE buildings. For now only plastic bottles can be collected for recycling.

92 kilograms

of old electronics were collected by volunteers from Green HSE during an eco-event dedicated to World Earth Day.

1.6 С

is the average temperature increase every ten years since 1976 in Russia’s environmentally vulnerable regions.

2100

is the year that glaciers may disappear from the earth if the average air temperature in the high mountain ranges rises by 8 degrees Celsius and precipitation levels fall by 16%.