About the project

 

Project "Supporting the Transition to a green economy in the Republic of Belarus", funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme in Belarus, was started on January,1, 2015, and will last until December, 31, 2015.

 

Budget of the Project: 5 million Euros

 

Goals and objectives:

 

Supporting the Republic of Belarus in generating green economic growth, including environmentally sustainable and economically feasible use of natural resources, promotion of green production and green consumption patterns, green jobs creation, changing target group's behavior towards greater environmental sustainability.

This goal will be achieved through addressing the following objectives:

1. Expanding public knowledge of the principles and ideas of green economy.

2. Developing green economy in the regions through implementation of pilot initiatives in waste management, water management, biodiversity conservation, ecotourism, creation of eco-info centres, etc.

3. Creating effective partnership and joint action mechanisms for NGOs, local administrations and businesses to implement economically feasible projects based on green growth ideas in such areas as waste management,  ecotourism, conservation of biodiversity (aimed at bird or fish conservation, activities at wetlands etc.), renewable energy promotion, etc.

4. Effective project management.

 

 Main activities:

The project aims to promote "green growth" concepts and environmentally sustainable production and consumption patterns through support of local "green" initiatives and an information campaign as a support measure.

The project aims at supporting the Republic of Belarus in generating green economic growth, including environmentally sustainable and economically feasible use of natural resources, promotion of green production and green consumption patterns, green jobs creation, changing target group's behavior towards greater environmental sustainability.

The project activities feature the following components:

1. Greening Belarusian economy: investments in natural, built, and human potential.

2. Strengthening environmental NGOs.

3. Change of attitude of public to the "green" consumption and green behavior.

The activities will focus on development and practical application of green economy principles in the Republic of Belarus. Economically and environmentally successful initiatives should provide a demonstration of the green economy benefits for the Belarusian society and business community. An information campaign will increase the awareness thereof among the target groups.

The project is a three-year-long endeavor operated by UNDP and funded by the European Union, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus acts as the National Implementing Agency.

 

 

Recommendations for use of foreign and Belarussian experience of green transport (in Russian) You can download here

 

Plan of implementation of pilot initiative "Organization of office paper production from recovered materials" (in Russian) You can download here


Plan of implementation of pilot initiative "Sustainable use and commercialization of biological resources" (in Russian) You can download here


Plan of implementation of pilot initiative "Creating a complex for processing of wood waste into biofuel" (in Russian) You can download here


Plan of implementation of pilot initiative "Production of highly-efficient organic fertilizers through advanced sapropeles processing" You can download here

Marketing strategy of specially protected natural area "Pribuzhskoye Polesie Republican Reserve" (in Russian)  You can download here

 

Ecotourism development strategy in specially protected natural area "Pribuzhskoye Polesie Republican Reserve" (in Russian)  You can download here

 

Marketing strategy of specially protected natural area "Svityazyansky Republican Landscape Reserve" (in Russian)  You can download here

 

Ecotourism development strategy in specially protected natural area "Svityazyansky Republican Landscape Reserve (in Russian)  You can download here