Unofficial translation from Russian
Terms of Reference
for the Interagency Expert Coordination Council for Project Initiatives in the field of sustainable development
1.1 Interagency Expert Coordination Council for Project Initiatives in the
field of sustainable development (hereafter referred to as "Council")
is set up as a permanent consultative body for preparation and implementation
of project investment initiatives in the fields of sustainable development,
rational use of nature and protection of environment.
2.1 The Main task of the Council is to determine measures of state support
for implementation of priority investment projects and programs of ecological
significance in the field of sustainable development.
3.1 The Council is led by the chairman of the Council. Chairman and the members of the Council are approved by the joint decision of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation and of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
3.2 The Council conducts its work in accordance with yearly plans approved by the Chairman of the Council.
3.3 Meetings of the Council are organized by its Chairman or by his order by the Deputy Chairman, as often as necessary, but not less than three times per year in the presence of at least 50 per cent of its members.
3.4 Decisions of the Council are taken by open votes by simple majority of the present members of the Council. In the case of equal numbers of votes, the vote of the Chairman will prevail.
3.5 Decisions of the Council are documented by protocol and signed by the Chairman or his Deputy and the Responsible Secretary. Protocols of the Council meetings are sent by the Responsible Secretary to all Council members and interested organisations.
3.6 Decisions by the Council constitute recommendations and are used by structural sub-units of Federal executive bodies and other organisations of the Russian Federation when decisions are to be taken on the implementation of investment projects and programs in the field of sustainable development.
3.7 Council has the right to establish working groups composed of scientists,
highly qualified specialists, representatives of federal executive bodies and
executive bodies of the subjects of the Russian Federation, in order to review
and ensure proposals on projects.