Energy Sector and Sustainable Development

Russian Federation

The 13th Human Development Report for the Russian Federation, Energy Sector and Sustainable Development, assesses impact of the energy sector on the country’s economy and human development. The global economic crisis has brought many problems, but it also offers a window of opportunity for Russia to transform its energy sector, which evolved in its present form during the late XX century, into a modern high-tech vanguard for the national economy in the XXI century, with due respect for the environment and human health. Issues, which are the traditional subject matter of human development reports – economic development, income levels, employment, education and health care – are discussed in the context of energy theme. The Report is intended for top managers, political scientists, scientific researchers, teachers and high school students.