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Russian universities are launching additional educational programs for employees of carbon polygons. This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko.

The Deputy Prime Minister recalled that the system of carbon polygons in Russia is being created as part of the national action plan for adaptation to climate change until 2022. The pilot project of the Ministry of Education and Science was launched at the beginning of this year. In August, the country’s first test site of the West Siberian Scientific and Educational Center was opened at the Kuchak Lake biological station in the Tyumen Region. By the end of the year, several more carbon polygons will be opened in Russia in Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad and Gelendzhik.

“The creation of carbon polygons is a global trend. In Russia, they are just beginning to develop, as part of a pilot project this year, it was originally planned to create eight polygons. But in August of this year, it was decided to expand the network of such territories to nine – the number of new participants included a polygon in the Moscow region on the basis of the center of the Moscow State University. MV Lomonosov “Chashnikovo”. In the near future, the number of pilot sites for creating carbon polygons will expand to 14. They need highly qualified personnel to work. According to preliminary estimates, only at the initial stage of the industry, several hundred specialists with narrow-profile competence are required. Therefore, the launch of additional educational programs on the basis of Russian universities is more relevant than ever. Initially, they will appear in four Russian universities, and we will be able to cover the planned need for personnel to work at carbon sites, ”said Dmitry Chernyshenko.

The programs will appear at the Tyumen State University, the Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Ugra State University. Group recruitment has already started. A number of other higher educational institutions in the country are also planning to introduce additional education programs for employees of carbon polygons in the near future.

“Employees of polygons can be trained both at the expense of funds allocated by the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, and at the expense of employers. The landfills will train personnel for a completely new, sequestration industry. They will design, maintain climate projects, conduct financial activities related to carbon units, and provide legal support for these activities. And thousands of such professionals are needed, ”said Minister of Science and Higher Education Valery Falkov.

For example, at Moscow State University, advanced training courses for landfill staff, environmental protection specialists working in the field of greenhouse gas accounting, experts on climate change and climate risks, developed taking into account the acquisition of the necessary knowledge and competencies, are formed in several directions: “Observer” and “Explorer”.

During the training, students will gain knowledge about the carbon cycle in ecosystems and its relationship to climate, as well as the skills necessary to effectively organize and conduct environmental monitoring at carbon sites. They will learn how to install and operate modern field and laboratory equipment for carrying out complex ecosystem observations when monitoring greenhouse gases at Carboniferous landfills, take and prepare samples of air, water, soil and biological objects for quantitative analysis, work with specialized software for processing the results of field measurements and laboratory research and so on.

The system of carbon polygons is being created as part of the national action plan for adaptation to climate change until 2022. The carbon polygon is a territory with a unique ecosystem for the development and testing of technologies for remote and ground control of greenhouse gas emissions and other parameters significant for climate change in forest areas and agricultural lands. The pilot project is being implemented in nine regions: the Chechen Republic, Krasnodar Territory, the Republic of Tatarstan, Kaliningrad, Novosibirsk, Sakhalin, Sverdlovsk, Tyumen and Moscow regions.

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