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Original Paper

UDC 622.2:334.021(338.1)© I.V. Petrov, I.A. Merkulina, T.V. Kharitonova, 2023

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) • ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) • Ugol’ – Russian Coal Journal, 2023, № 5, pp. 77-83

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18796/0041-5790-2023-5-77-83




Petrov I.V.1, Merkulina I.A.1, Kharitonova T.V.1

1Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow, 125993, Russian Federation

Authors Information

Petrov I.V., Mining Engineer–Economist, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor, Professor of the Department of Industrial Markets, e-mail: ivvpetrov@fa.ru

Merkulina I.A., Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor, Professor of the Department of Logistics and Marketing, e-mail: iamerkulina@fa.ru

Kharitonova T.V., PhD (Economic), Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the Department of Industry Markets, e-mail: tvharitonova@fa.ru


The article discusses the main approaches to the environmental assessment of projects. The importance of the problem of climate change and the assessment of the consequences caused by it are highlighted. The analysis of the ecological and economic situation in the regions referred by the current regulatory legal acts to the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation (hereinafter – the Russian Arctic) is carried out. The necessity of determining the level of waste capacity in the development of deposits and the creation of energy capacities with the classification of waste as resources according to the directions of use and methods of neutralization is substantiated. The principles that should guide the development of methods of environmental assessment of energy and mining projects implemented in the Russian Arctic are defined. The use of an integral index to assess the environmental safety of Arctic projects and the "environmental friendliness" of companies' activities is proposed. The assumption about the expediency of taking into account the integral ecological index in assessing the environmental orientation of the company is introduced. The effectiveness of the use of a number of indicators for the integrated environmental and economic assessment of projects, taking into account the weight of groups, is proved.


Environmental safety, integrated assessment, Climate, Carbon footprint, Energy, Economy, Production, Projects, Arctic.


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For citation

Petrov I.V., Merkulina I.A. & Kharitonova T.V. Scientific and methodological approach to environmental assessment of mining and energy projects in the Arctic. Ugol’, 2023, (5), pp. 77-83. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2023-5-77-83.

Paper info

Received March 15, 2023

Reviewed March 24, 2023

Accepted April 27, 2023


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