Penza region worsens its positions in ecological rating
Penza, 11 December 2017. PenzaNews. The Penza region, which had occupied the 20th position in the summer ecological rating of the all-Russian public organization “Green Patrol”, lost four positions in autumn 2017 and occupied the 24th place.
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Among constituent entities of the Volga Federal District the Penza region occupies the fifth position after Chuvashia, the Ulyanovsk region, the Perm Krai and Udmurtia.
The region showed the following results: the industrial-ecological index amounts to 39/61, the socio-ecological index – to 68/32, and the nature conservation index – to 48/52.
The aggregate ecological index is 53/47.
As a result of the autumn 2017, the top ten of the ecological rating include the Tambov region, Altai, the Altai region, the Kursk region, Saint Petersburg, the Murmansk region, Chuvashia, the Ulyanovsk and Krasnodar regions as well as Komi.
The most backward region is the Chelyabinsk region. Rating outsiders also include the Sverdlovsk, Moscow and Irkutsk regions.
As it was noted by the chairman of the all-Russian public organization “Green Patrol”, APF expert on environmental issues and forest protection Alexei Nagibin, it was still early to sum up results of the year 2017.
"The All-Russian Convention on Environmental Protection is coming, we will hold a number of events, get answers to inquiries on statistical information and so on but unfortunately even now it can be stated that the Year of Ecology in Russia was a year of desires rather than a year of real deeds in the sphere of environmental modernization," he said commenting on the rating results.
According to Andrei Nagibin, over a half of the country population lives in unfavourable environmental conditions.
"The issue of recycling and reuse of wastes has not been solved in any region of the country. The quality of drinking water in Russian cities raises many questions," the press service of the public organization “Green Patrol” quotes the chairman.