The project goal is to discover target groups among organizations
and wide public that have interested in environmental information and
to create mechanisms of gathering, analysis, presentation and dissemination
of environmental information targeted to these groups using UK experience.
1. Providing of city organizations and citizens with specialized information
on air contamination in Moscow.
2. Public involvement into municipal environmental policy forming.
3. Development and permanent issuing of the collected volume (bulletin)
named Air Pollution of Moscow that will include information on air contamination
obtained from automatic control stations (24 stations) and from mobile
laboratory of MosEcoMonitoring.
Public concern about ecological problems is growing up in geometrical
progression under permanent increase of anthropogenic pressure on the
environment in Moscow. At the same time specific information about different
aspects of environmental condition in the city of Moscow is very limited.
Specialized media are published very seldom and have limited circulations
that cannot satisfy requirements of not only administrative, but also
professional, commercial and public organizations. Creation and distribution
of specialized volume about ambient air contamination in Moscow is aimed
first of all to satisfy needs of public, professional, commercial, management
organizations and citizens.
Environmental information is currently published in the following Russian
media: "State report of environmental condition of Moscow" (1000 copies
yearly), "Ecological Atlas of Moscow" (1000 copies occasionally), "The
Red Book of Moscow" (5000 copies occasionally), "Parks of Moscow" (1000
copies occasionally). The exception is the "Prirodno-Resursnye Vedomosti"
(Nature and Resources Information) newspaper, media of the Ministry
of Natural Resources of Russian Federation. This newspaper has circulation
of 7000 copies (for Moscow region issue) weekly and contains a set of
articles with news about current events of nature use and environmental
protection. Specialized newspapers and regular publications with information
on Moscow air quality and air contamination data are absent. Thus, realization
of this project allows starting of the first open regular newsletter
containing information about ambient air quality in Moscow.