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Original Paper

UDC 334.021© T.P. Skufina, V.P. Samarina, A.V. Samarin,2022

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) • ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) • Ugol’ – Russian Coal Journal, 2022, № 6, pp. 54-58

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18796/0041-5790-2022-6-54-58


Concerning processes of decarbonization of production and prospects for the Arctic as a carbon-neutral territory



Skufina T.P.1, Samarina V.P.1, Samarin A.V.2


1Luzin Institute for Economic Studies, Federal Research Centre «Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences», Apatity, 184209, Russian Federation

2Starooskolsky Branch of Belgorod State National Research University, Stary Oskol, 309502,Russian Federation


Authors Information

Skufina T.P., Doctor of Economics Sciences, Professor, Chief Researcher, e-mail: skufina@gmail.com

Samarina V.P., Doctor of Economic Sciences, Senior researcher, e-mail: samarina_vp@mail<st1< a="">:personname >.ru

Samarin A.V., Phd (Philosophical), Associate Professor of the Faculty of Education, e-mail:aivic_samarin@mail.ru


The paper, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, considers a successful example of the decarbonization of production in the Russian iron and steel industry. The prerequisites for the mining and metallurgical corporation "Metalloinvest" as Russian leader in "green metallurgy" have been determined. The essence of "green metallurgy" is to use the least energy-intensive technologies and minimize carbon dioxide emissions in the process of steel production. The necessity and possibilities of the Russian Arctic to become a carbon-neutral territory have been substantiated. The necessity is as follows: the Arctic ecological systems, like no other ones, need protection from pollution. Opportunities are associated with the following: local arrangement of industrial enterprises and settlements, decoupling effect, interest of government and business structures and successful result of the implementation of a number of projects aimed at reducing of greenhouse gas emission as well.



Decarbonization, Greenhouse gases, Green metallurgy, Arctic, Carbon-neutral territory.



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The study was performed with financial support of the Russian Science Foundation grant, Project No. 22-28-01385


For citation

Skufina T.P., Samarina V.P., Samarin A.V.Concerning processes of decarbonization of production and prospects for the Arctic as a carbon-neutral territory.Ugol’, 2022, (6), pp. 54-58. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2022-6-54-58.

Paper info

Received March 27, 2022

Reviewed April 28, 2022

Accepted May 23, 2022


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