A presentation of the national ecopremium Eraeco will be held on Friday in Moscow

© RIA Novosti / Natalia Seliverstova conference on environmental issues. Archival photoA presentation of the national ecopremium Eraeco will be held on Friday in Moscow© RIA Novosti / Natalia Seliverstova

The winners of the national award in the field of ecology Eraeco will be announced on Friday in Moscow, the ceremony will be held in the framework of the Year of ecology, announced by the event organizers.

«In the year of the environment for the award expert Council Eraeco were selected 167 of the environmental projects implemented in Russia. Geography of entries covers eight time zones, 57 towns and cities in almost all Federal districts of the country. The names of the winners will be called at the President hotel within the Day of the Year of ecology», – stated in the message.

As organizers have specified, candidates for the award include major companies, academic and educational institutions, environmental agencies and organizations. The prize will be awarded in six nominations: «Eco-Marketing», «Eco-World», «Eco-Education», «Eco-Territory», «Eco-Technology», «Eco-Management». In particular, for the title of winners of the «Eraeco-2017» will compete VTB Bank, Severstal, Russian Railways, «Siberian generating company», «SUEK», «Sibeko», «Gazprom georesurs», the Ministry of natural resources, the Botanical garden «Apothecary garden», Institute of Earth Sciences Saint Petersburg state University, Lomonosov Moscow state University, the State Darwin Museum, the Caucasus reserve, the Directorate of specially protected natural territories of St. Petersburg.

«The prize exists for almost five years. The award’s history is the history of the promotion of domestic innovation, the palette of which in 2017 is particularly diverse: from media and education to create biodegradable packaging materials and production technology of endangered species of trees,» – said the Chairman of the award jury, Director of the Russian Centre for international industrial cooperation of the organization of industrial development of the United Nations (UNIDO), Sergei Korotkov.

As said the head of the state ecological supervision of Federal service for supervision in the sphere of nature management (Rosprirodnadzor) Natalia Sokolova, the premium Eraeco is an example of successful joint work of state bodies and public activists for nature protection. «The new competition season has opened and new directions: a noticeable trend has been the activity of banks, Federal TV channels, especially for applications in the protected territories introduced the nomination «Eco-Territory», – said Sokolov.

Annual national award in the field of ecology Eraeco awarded in 2013 to individuals and legal entities for environmental projects implemented in Russia. The award was organized by public movement Eraeco with the support of Ministry of Russia, Rosprirodnadzor, the Public chamber of Russia, Center for international industrial cooperation UNIDO in Russia.