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Sustainable Development: A Lesson from Valentin Koptyug We Are Yet to Learn

... Valentin A. Koptyug , an outstanding Russian scientist, teacher, and public leader, to the promotion of the ideas of sustainable development in Russia and worldwide Science support for environmental protection was an area of constant concern for Koptyug. He consistently struggled against the project of Partial Flow Transfer of Northern and Siberian Rivers to the South, called attention to the problem of preserving freshwater in Lake Baikal, and organized other environmental initiatives. Having participated in the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, he became an ardent supporter and propagandist of a new paradigm for sustainable development, being ...

Modified: 12.11.2015
Koptyug , UNESCO , sustainable development , environmental protection , Baikal
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