In the conference hall of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine the All-Ukrainian Congress was held on the theme: Advocating the interests of victims of traffic accidents: accessibility, quality, safety of medical care
On June 21, 2011 in Strasbourg (France), a meeting of the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and head of the Risk Reduction Foundation Vladimir Kosterin, was held. Political responsibility and improvement of quality of life through risk reduction were main subjects of discussion.They also talked about cooperation towards development of risk models of cities
Ukraine is a state of high risk. Most Ukrainians will probably agree with this assertion. In each area there are problems that affect the quality of life. The country has a number of threats to which the state pays inadequate attention. For example, the southern and western areas with a population of over 14 million people are in the area of high seismic activity.
Forum was organized by «Risk Reduction Foundation» (Head — Vladimir Kosterin) and the Subcommittee on Sustainable Development of the Committee on the Environment, Agriculture, Local and Regional Authorities of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Forum has been designated as the start of a large-scale campaign to promote the theme of risk reduction at the global,
Introducing the author’s article by Vladimir Kosterin, head of the «Risk Reduction Foundation» (Swiss) «Ecotax labor reform — the mechanism of green economy». The idealization of the free market — the old way of economic thought. Once our ancestors believed that the Earth is flat and rests on three giant whales. Now, hardly anyone would agree that their children were taught in schools such a «geography»,
Vladimir Kosterin, the head of the Risk Reduction Foundation, an honorary leader of the Green Party of Ukraine, a candidate of sciences on state management said in an interview to Kyiv Weekly about the ideology of the Green movement in the XXI century which was generated under the influence of increasing risks and threats on the Planet. It sums up the achievement of human thought and gives answers to all challenges.
From the position of the green economy, the economic system of humanity is not seen as a «thing in itself», but as an open dependent subsystem within a larger system of the biosphere of the planet. In such an approach the cost of goods should include not only the costs directly incurred by the person during manufacturing and consumption, but also the costs of the biosphere.