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KAZAN, September 23 (Itar-Tass) - An international conference on reducing the emission of greenhouse gases in motor vehicles' exhaust fumes opens here, in the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, on Monday.
The business meeting has been organized in implementation of the project "Reduction in the Emission of Greenhouse Gases by Motor Transport Vehicles in the Cities of Russia by the UN Development Program (UNDP) in conjunction with the RF Ministry of Transport under the auspices of the Global Ecology Foundation, organizing committee official Nelya Levleyeva told Itar-Tass.
The participants of the conference will discuss international experience in the provision of transport vehicles for large-scale sports events with due regard for environmental component. In particular, they will review preparations for the 22nd Winter Olympic Games and the 11th Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, as well as the experience gained by Kazan during the holding of the Universiade-2013.
The UN delegation at the conference is led by John O'Brien, technical advisor on climate change mitigation at the UNDP regional center for European and CIS countries. The arrangements are also involving representatives of foremost international and Russian organizations in charge of transport infrastructure planning, officials of Federal power bodies and those of regional bodies of eleven organizer cities where matches are to be played during the 2018 World Soccer Cup Finals.