RUDN University became the first accredited body for validation and verification of greenhouse gases in Russia
The law “On limiting Greenhouse Gas emissions” was adopted in July this year. RUDN University has applied for accreditation. In November, according to the results of an on-site assessment conducted by an expert group of the National Institute for Accreditation of RusAccreditation, RUDN University received the status of a greenhouse gas validation and verification body. The corresponding order was signed on November 11.
The University has identified 27 types of economic activities in its application.
“Based on the results of the RusAccreditation examination, we received the right to evaluate carbon reporting and greenhouse gas projects in all the declared areas. Our specialists will be able to give an expert opinion on reports on greenhouse gas emissions from producing organizations — from poultry farms to metal producers, electric power and oil companies,” said Oleg Yastrebov, Rector of RUDN University.
12 RUDN University experts have already confirmed their qualifications. As part of the validation and verification they will check the emission measurements in relation to the source of the emission and the type of greenhouse gas — there are 7 of them — and the methodology for carrying out these measurements.
“Our specialists have extensive experience in reducing greenhouse gas emissions both in the regions of Russia and abroad, so we are ready to accept applications not only from those companies for which reporting is mandatory, but also those who voluntarily form projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Oleg Yastrebov, Rector of RUDN University.
The first accreditation was announced by the Head of the Ministry of Economic Development Maxim Reshetnikov at the climate conference in Glasgow COP26:
“We planned to accredit the first greenhouse gas validation and verification body at the end of the month. But the first of them have already received permission. Their task will be to check reports on greenhouse gas emissions. We are also working on the recognition of Russian organizations in this field at the international level.”
The reporting system for CO2 emissions will be mandatory for those whose volume will be more than 150 thousand tons per year until 2024 and more than 50 thousand tons from 2024. (according to the website www.economy.gov.ru).
The new list of federal innovation sites (FIS) of the Russian Federation includes 30 new organizations. Among them is the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. This became possible thanks to the development of the Digital Preparatory Faculty of RUDN University.
RUDN rose to the 26th position in the UI GreenMetric 2022 ranking and confirmed the status of the “greenest” university in Russia. The ranking includes 1,050 world universities, of which 52 are Russian.
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia is represented in all 16 subject rankings and in five out of six subject profiles of the Expert Analytical Center ranking. RUDN University showed the best results in the following areas: “Ecology” and “Agriculture and Biological Sciences” — 1st place. “Mathematics”, “Chemistry”, “Artificial Intelligence”, “Renewable Energy” are in the TOP — 5 subject ranking. In total, 152 universities were ranked in 2022 (137 in 2021).