ECONOMIC OF MINING


Original Paper

UDC 338.45:622.3:622.85 E.A. Zhidkova, A.V. Kharitonov, 2022

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) Ugol Russian Coal Journal, 2022, S12, pp. 94-105

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18796/0041-5790-2022-S12-94-105

Title

APPLICATION OF ESG IN DEVELOPING A REGIONAL STRATEGY

Authors

Zhidkova E.A.1, Kharitonov A.V.2

1Kemerovo State University, Kemerovo, 650000, Russian Federation

2Kemerovo Research Institute of Agriculture, Branch of the Siberian Federal Scientific Center of Agrobiotechnology RAS, Kemerovo region, Kemerovo district, Novostroyka settlement, 650510, Russian Federation

Authors Information

Zhidkova E.A., Doctor of Economic Sciences, Associate Professor, Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation, e-mail 291154@mail.ru

Kharitonov A.V., Doctor of Economic Sciences, Chief Research Associate,e-mail al.kharytonov@mail.ru

Abstract

New trends in the economy involve not only stable profit maximization and sustainable cost minimization, but also taking into account such factors as the natural, social and spiritual environment, which has become a fundamental basis that must withstand serious degradation. Global climate change, gender and social inequality lead to a revision of the world view and awareness of the importance of sustainable development, which is necessary to solve systemic crises and global challenges. The state of the environment is the basis of food security, which depends on the efficiency of agricultural production and the improvement of agro- and biotechnologies, these issues are based on the policy of sustainable development and are translated into the development strategies of regions and countries. Population growth, an increase in anthropogenic impact, and environmental degradation require each individual organization to choose a concept for achieving sustainable development goals, which should be reflected in the development strategy of the region. These new rules, uncharacteristic for the business turnover of many organizations, contain a sufficient number of debatable issues, primarily due to the lack of regulatory regulation of these issues. This article is intended to systematize the variety of sources of information on this issue and determine the requirements dictated by modern trends in the field of the ESG agenda for existing regional development strategies. An important part of the region's strategy is the creation of a carbon polygon, an experimental site for monitoring the circulation of carbon in nature, its presence in forests, cities, ecosystems, in order to be able to assess how much carbon is absorbed by domestic ecosystems, to be able to influence the trans-carbon tax and direct its funds to protection environment. The creation of carbon landfills should help determine how much of which tree species should be planted to offset harmful greenhouse gas emissions, which must necessarily be accompanied by monitoring of greenhouse gas fluxes in ecosystems.

Keywords

Sustainable development, Ecology, Estimation, Strategy, Non-financial reporting, ESG assessment methodology, Carbon neutrality, Decarbonization, Scopes, Sustainable development goals of the region.

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Acknowledgements

The research was carried out with financial support of the Development and implementation of complex technologies in the areas of exploration and extraction of minerals, industrial safety, bioremediation, creation of new deep conversion products from coal raw materials while consistently reducing the environmental impact and risks to human life Integrated Scientific and Technical Programme of the Full Innovation Cycle, approved by Order No. 1144- of the Government of the Russian Federation as of May 11, 2022.

For citation

Zhidkova E.A. & Kharitonov A.V.Application of ESG in developing a regional strategy. Ugol, 2022, (S12), pp. 94-105. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2022-S12-94-105.

Paper info

Received November 1, 2022

Reviewed November 15, 2022

Accepted November 30, 2022