As a part of the Cata3Pult project, organized the work of the Finnish–St. Petersburg expert groups in the following environmental areas:

1. Improving the energy and eco-efficiency of the private housing stock of St. Petersburg by reducing the consumption of natural resources for lighting and heating, and by improving the efficiency of solid waste management.

2. Reducing the environmental load from transport both in St. Petersburg and in Southeast Finland.

3. Reducing the consumption of primary natural materials by putting the circular economy principles into practice.


The terminology associated with the above topics has not yet been established in
any of the three program region languages. Not to mention the presence of crossfield harmonization in the use of terms in business, education, and public authorities’
sectors. In addition, for a term used in one language a direct counterpart is not
necessarily found in another language.
As an attempt to help organizations to concretise collaboration, and to gather
together definitions of the terminology used in discussion about environmental
and cleantech issues both in Finland and Russia, Cata3Pult project team experts
began to compile a glossary, since it was clear that the ‘definition management’ of
the terms needed a special attention.

The first version of the glossary is published as an attachment of Market Watch (vol. 3.0)
St. Petersburg region (Russia) urban cleantech sector.

The work on the glossary continues with open access for comments:

We have intent to improve the quality and make additions during the communication process.

We kindly ask interested to help to add comments directly to the Google Sheet behind the link above. Updates will be made gradually.

Evilina Lutfi, GNF (