The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO Sergei Lavrov officially passed the Agreement on establishing the UNESCO Chair for Sustainable Development of Mountain Territories at Gorno-Altaisk State University to the Head of the Altai Republic Oleg Khorokhordin.
In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals (officially known as the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs). These goals have the power to create a better world by 2030, by ending poverty, fighting inequality and addressing the urgency of climate change.
Voluntary Local Review (VLR) is an instrument of local reporting on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are a part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that was adopted by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in September 2015.
The program of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia on the creation of carbon polygons and farms has led to the formation of a new scientific terminology.
A carbon polygon is a territory allocated for the monitoring of climatically active gases. The polygons aim to determine the contents of such gases, measure their flows, model their behavior and integrate the obtained data into educational programs.
The UNESCO has approved the establishment of a UNESCO Chair for Sustainable Development of Mountain Territories at Gorno-Altaisk State University. The official agreement is expected to be signed by the end of 2021.