Sergei Bobylev makes Russia more sustainable

Sergei Bobylev makes Russia more sustainable

Nowadays people are always in a rush to achieve everything as early as possible. They don’t value time. But it’s not about achieving everything, in fact, it’s about achieving it in the right way and at the right place.

One simple example is that whenever anyone rides their vehicle at a high speed, there is a high risk of an accident. Which isn’t worth it when you realize you’ll arrive hardly 5 minutes early?

Similarly, if we want to achieve sustainable development, we need to wait for it and keep working towards it. With slow and constant work, we will achieve our goals. 

Sergei Bobylev makes this issue his mission. A mission to teach people how to achieve sustainable development in the right way. 

Sergei Bobylev Career

Sergei Bobylev currently works as a Professor at the Economics Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University. And also as Vice President of the Center of Environmental Policy of Russia.

He led various projects for the Central Bank, the UN Development Program, Global Environment Fund, and the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.

Sergei is also a Russian regional programs expert. So, he was also functional, as a visiting professor at various institutions. Such as Paris Dauphine University in 2007 and Vienna Economic University from 1998 to 2004. As well as at many leading universities in the USA.

He performed the duties of an Editor-in-chief as well. Specifically on the Reports on Development of Human Potential in the Russian Federation for the UN Development Program.

He also conducted many pieces of research at the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center

Sergei Bobylev

Sergei Bobylev

Sergei’s Work

Sergei qualified from the Economics Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University.

In 1998, he became a Doctor of Economics and eventually a professor in 1991. He also became an active member of the Academic Board of the Economics Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University. And also the Environmental Advisory Board under the Government of Moscow.

Sergei came up with an economic and environmental outlook on Russia’s dependence on natural resource exports. He highlighted that long-term dependence on resource exploitation can threaten the robustness of the Russian economy.

Still, the mentality of pursuing short-term profits helps us to explain the difficulty in regulating away from a resource-based economy. He condemned traditional economic indicators as the reason for the failure at the cost of environmental damage. As well as at energy inefficiency.

He favours greater reliance on indicators such as energy intensity of economic output.

Recognition and Awards

Sergei is credited as the author of over 150 research works. And wrote textbooks such as “Economics of Nature Management”, “Ecology and Economics Nature Management” and “Economics of Sustainable Development”. 

Sergei won the tender of the Federal Agency on Press and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation for his book “Economics of Sustainable Development” in 2004.

He also won the tender of the USSR Government for his project on saving the Aral Sea in 1990. In 1982 he was the prize winner for the USSR Academy of Sciences for Young Scientists in Economics. 

Sergei has dedicated his life to working on ways to improve the state of our environment. The Russian Government specifically supported him and encouraged his findings over the years.

We can hence, look at this as an example of both how to bring a positive change and also how to support those working on it. 

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