Clean Arctic

Clean Arctic

“Clean Arctic” is a large-scale project to clean up the Arctic territory of Russia from waste and garbage accumulated since Soviet times. The idea belongs to Dmitry Lobusov, captain of the “50 Years of Victory” nuclear icebreaker, and Gennady Antokhin, Soviet and Russian icebreaker captain, Hero of Labor of the Russian Federation. “Clean Arctic” has become a platform that brings together public and volunteer organizations, scientists, heads of Russian regions and businesses. The project partners are MMC Norilsk Nickel, PhosAgro and Russian Railways. The “Clean Arctic” Column is dedicated to the environmental initiatives of all countries in the region.

Clean Arctic and World Tree Camp volunteers collected more than 200 tons of garbage in Nikel


About 208 tons of waste were collected in 11 days by volunteers of the Clean Arctic federal project, as well as volunteers from the World Tree Camp, organized with the support of the general partner of the project, Norilsk Nickel

Chairman of the Public Council at Roshydromet Vadim Petrov: every volunteer is a future specialist for the Arctic


Speaking at the thematic session «The Arctic. The ice has broken» in Usinsk, Komi Republic, Vadim Petrov, chairman of the public association at the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Rosgidromet), spoke about what can help society adapt to climate change and what role volunteers play for the Arctic regions

Volunteers of the second shift of the Norilsk Nickel marathon "Poneslos" once again came to the aid of the employees of the Lapland Reserve


Last year, the eco-marathon participants built the so-called "Reindeer Trail" and an interactive platform

Indigenous peoples will help scientists to study the consequences of climate change in Siberia and the Arctic


Scientists from Tomsk State University are conducting large-scale research in Siberia and the Arctic

De Beers Canada fined $350,000 for violating oil product storage rules


De Beers Canada has been fined $350,000 for a diesel spill at its former Snap Lake mine in the Northwest Territories

Dmitry Kobylkin: Party project of United Russia "Clean Country" held more than 5 thousand actions in the regions


In the first half of 2022, more than 1,100 coastal cleanup events were held in 65 regions, which were supported by over 60,000 peopl

Volunteers of the "Clean Arctic" will soon clean up Kirovsk and Nikel, as well as the territory of the Pasvik nature reserve


Volunteers of the Clean Arctic federal project collected and sorted more than 2.5 tons of coastal garbage in the village of Dalniye Zelentsy on the Kola Peninsula

The researchers to study an environmentally friendly method of restoring the Arctic lakes


An expedition of researchers will be launched to explore the possibility of using guanotrophication as an environmentally friendly method of the restoration of the Arctic lakes that have been subjected to decades of industrial pollution. Under this methodology, organic fertilizer obtained from bird manure is added to the water. The project, previously approved by the Project Office for the Development of the Arctic’s (PODA) Discussion Club, is now under practical implementation.

School of tourist guides in Khibiny successfully completed the second season


The training of tourist guides who help travellers visiting natural attractions is supported by the Project Office for the Development of the Arctic (PODA) and the Center for Tourism and Business Development of the city of Kirovsk.      

Development of ethnotourism as an example of an ESG approach to interaction with indigenous people


Alexander Vorotnikov, coordinator of the Expert Council of the Project Office for the Development of the Arctic, made a presentation on this issue at the “CHALLENGES 2030. Sustainable Development of Regions” conference on July 7, 2022.

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