About the Information Service on Russian EIA

The Information Service on Russian Environmental Impact Assessment (hereinafter – IS - Russia) is a free access, online service, which includes information about the Russian Environmental Impact Assessment process, legislation, rules, as well as the contact information for organizations and key people involved in the various stages of the Russian EIA process.

The main aim of the IS - Russia is to enhance and improve the  environmental standards in the Arctic, and thus easing the EIA market entry barrier into the Northwestern Russian market, Therefore creating new business opportunities for Finnish companies.

The Information Service was created on the bases of the assessed needs of Finnish companies by analyzing the existing Russian EIA legislation and the results  from the six fact finding trips that were conducted to Russian regions of particular interest to the Finnish companies: Arkhangelsk region, Nenets autonomous okrug, the Republic of Komi, the Republic of Karelia, Moscow, and   Murmansk region.

The Information Service consists of 4 main sections:

  • Russian EIA Process, which provides information about the main stages of the Russian EIA process and lists the EIA material requirements,
  • Russian EIA Chart consists of the common overview of the Russian EIA,
  • Russian EIA legislation page lists the main legal acts on Russian EIA as well as the specific legal acts for each Arctic Russian region,
  • Russian EIA Map, contains an interactive map of the Barents Euro-Arctic region and more specific information about the EIA process, step-by-step, in each Russian Arctic region.

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The website is a result of 2-years strategic project funded by the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (Tekes) and it it was built and hosted by the Arctic Centre, Univeristy of Lapland. The data was collected and compiled during 2014-2015.

What makes this project unique is that the participation by partners has driven the results of this project to the project deliverables which are directly applicable to the organizations and companies themselves. The project has been conducted in cooperation with partners such as: Agnico Eagle, Arctia Shipping, Fondia, Kemijoki Oy, Kittilan Kunta, Lapland Hotels, SITO, and TUKES.

Contact: arcticcentre()ulapland.fi

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