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St. Petersburg

Detailed description of the Good Practice

Open discussions allowed to consider different opinions on raising public awareness on environmental issues

Public hearings were organised to discuss with different stakeholders the Conception of raising public awareness on environmental issues

Objectives of the Good Practice

The main objective was to integrate different stakeholders in the process of raising public awareness on environmental issues.
The conception has been developed by the group of relevant experts upon the requies of the Committee for Nature Use, Environmental Protection and Ecological Safety in 2005.
During 2006 several meetings were organised to discuss it with different stakeholders, their comments were processed and integrated by the working group. In February 2007 the Conception was approved by the Decree of the Government of St. Petersburg.

Participants of the Good Practice

The initiator of the process was the Committee for Nature Use, Environmental Protection and Ecological Safety of the City of St. Petersburg.
Working group, consisted from environmental experts, sociologists, psychologists, representatives from Universities and schools, religion confessions, NGOs, developed the Conception

Representatives of local authorities, NGOs, business, science and education took part in the discussions

Target group of the Good Practice

The method was mainly aimed for local authorities and NGOs

Funding of the Good Practice

All the activities were funded by the City budget

More Details of the Good Practice

The comments and proposals made during the discussions were processed and integrated in the final document by the working group

Documentation and documents

The conception is available in the official site of the Committee: www.gov.spb.ru

and in the reports on public hearings in the Committee's library

Available files

Contact details

Elena Titova
p/f: +7 (812) 233 83 01
ecatsp@mail.lanck.net