Russian steel maker Severstal announced that it will continue to implement its climate strategy with the Green Shield project at the Cherepovets Steel Works. Severstal Russian Steel Division General Director Mr Evgeny Vinogradov said “Today we have a detailed plan of green spaces of the industrial site, we received recommendations on how to fill the missing volume of green spaces. The recommendations are aimed at creating an ecosystem that is resistant to external negative influences, including changes in weather and climatic parameters. The plantings will help to retain dust emissions from the enterprise and reduce the carbon footprint.”Green Shield is a large-scale landscaping project for CherMK. The company is implementing it jointly with the Cherepovets State University. Scientists have already conducted research on green spaces growing along the perimeter of the industrial site bordering the city limits, as well as planting areas that separate the main production facilities of the enterprise. The total area of research was about 100 hectares. Dendrologists assessed the number and condition of plants, determined their species composition.Within the framework of the "Green Shield" project, the scientists of the Chechen State University and the ecologists of the CherMK have selected the species of large trees and planned the planting scheme. About 20 million rubles will be allocated for the implementation of the Green Shield project this year. In total, about 3500 large-sized trees and shrubs will be planted, including 1600 trees. On average, 400 plants will be planted per 1 hectare of industrial territory. According to preliminary estimates, the "Green Shield" will allow the deposition of about 8,000 tons of dust annually and the absorption of about 2,380 tons of carbon.