Preconditions for Ecological Modernization in Russian Mill Towns

Joint project with the University of Joensuu (Finland).
The purpose of the project was to analyse preliminary conditions and opportunities for ecological modernisation in those cities of Northwest Russia where pulp and paper mills play an important role in the development of city infrastructure. Special attention was given to the exploration of the socio-economic and ecological situation in the towns of Sokol and Svetogorsk. Outcomes of the project were published in English, and international workshops based on the results of the research were held.

Supported by the Academy of Finland.