The Ombudsman called for the establishment of an environmental code of Russia

Tatiana Moskalkova

The Commissioner for human rights in Russia Tatiana Moskalkova proposed to return to the question of the establishment of the Environmental code. About it reports “Interfax” on Tuesday, July 25.

“This theme was repeatedly raised by scientists, but, unfortunately, it is not solved, and in this sea of regulations to navigate extremely difficult,” she said at a meeting of the coordinating Council of commissioners for human rights dedicated to environmental issues.

According to the Ombudsman, should develop a draft law on protection of green plantings in cities across the country, taking into account the experience of Moscow and St. Petersburg. In addition, in her opinion, legislators should develop legal mechanisms of redress harm caused environmental and health violations.

Only authorized human rights over the past year received 1732 complaints about violations of environmental rights, which is two times more applications received in the previous period, she said.

The Minister of natural resources Sergey Donskoy, who was also present at the meeting, reported that almost two thirds of Russians are exposed to negative environmental factors.

In December of last year the President of Russia Vladimir Putin said about the necessity of modernization of technological processes, monitoring of the environment and promotion of public environmental organizations.