May 31 in the river took place the IV all-Ukrainian Еcoforum-2019. It was attended by scientists, representatives of local and regional authorities, NGO activists from different cities of Ukraine.
“This forum is a platform for dialogue between society, business, government and scientists. And the focus of this event was to find a solution of several problems, such as climate change and adaptation, not only in our city and region, but in Ukraine in General, environmental pollution by industrial enterprises. This forum is another step towards consolidation of views, development of new ideas and specific plans for significant changes in this sphere”, – said the Director of the Department of environmental policy of the Dnieper city Council Oleg Semenko.
As an example, the impact of such measures, he cited the cooperation of city government with DTEK Dnieper power supply (installed a new precipitator on the 10-th block of the Dnieper TPP) and the Dnieper metallurgical plant (installed new treatment facilities and reconstruction).
“In my opinion, the Dnieper of the leader in terms of environmental problems becomes a leader in implementing new environmental ideas, technologies and changes in environmental thinking. One of the main issues now is the transformation of our ecological problems on the successes and profits. Important in this is to attract investors to the eco-management and closer liaison between officials, scientists and business. This possibility makes this forum”, – said the Chairman of the constant Deputy Commission of the city Council on environmental issues Paul Golovakha.
How to turn an environmental problem into a success demonstrates the creation of landfill “right-Bank” station, waste recycling and power plants running on biogas. This is a fully commercial project that involved the budget, said Paul Golovakha.
“The theme of the forum is very interesting for firms in the city and polluters. From my experience I can say that in the situation of solving environmental problems insufficient understanding of the opportunities that already exist for this. Just need to find the mechanisms of interaction. We scientists, for example, can offer for many enterprises, environmental symbiosis, where the wastes of one production can become raw materials for another. And this is not news, so work all over the world. Fortunately, the policy of enterprises began to change. The owners previously thought of as “fight back” from checks, and now they are looking for solutions to the problems of emissions, waste and cleaning, turn to the scientists. Therefore, the interaction of business, science and government and urban management systems is very promising”, – said the doctor of biological Sciences, Professor, head of Department of ecology of the Dnieper state Academy of construction and architecture Grigory Shmatkov.