Development of green economy in the regions through implementation of pilot initiatives

The Project will support local pilot initiatives aimed at the economic empowerment of local entities based on green growth principles in the areas of waste management, water management, biodiversity conservation, and ecotourism.


The pilot initiatives, included into the Project, intend to demonstrate in practice the basic principle of a "green economy" - obtaining economic benefits (for specific territories such effect will be expressed in terms of creating new jobs and getting added value through implementation of pilot initiatives) while reducing risks to the environment and depletion of natural resources.


It is planned to implement following initiatives:


• Organization of office paper production from recovered materials at Unitary Enterprise "Goznak" Paper Mill (Borisov town, Minsk region)

The initiative aims to conserve forest resources used for paper production through reducing the use of pulp and expanding the use of waste paper as feedstock. It is also focused on developing technological capabilities for office paper production from recycled pulp.

Plan of implementation of this pilot initiative (in Russian) You can download here

 

• Sustainable use and commercialization of biological resources "Nalibokskiy Republican Landscape Reserve" (Volozhin, Stolbtcy, Iviev, Novogrudok districts)

The initiative focuses on building infrastructure and mechanisms for commercializing the operations of Specially Protected Areas (SPAs) related to sustainable use of biological resources that are in high demand in the global markets: creation of a nursery for an artificial rearing of grouses in the Naliboksky Republican Landscape Reserve with a view to sell the species to other SPAs and abroad in the future. An eco-classroom will be equipped to serve as a platform for conducting seminars and conferences at the site.

Plan of implementation of this pilot initiative (in Russian) You can download here


• Creating a complex for processing of wood waste into biofuel in the City of Brest (Municipal Production Unitary Enterprise "Kommunalnik", Brest town)

The initiative envisages creating a complex for processing wood waste into biofuel (wood chips). It will utilize wood waste without causing damage to the environment, as well as produce an additional environmental benefit through the transfer of energy consumers to renewable energy sources. The project will diminish the quarry for wood waste landfilling and discontinue the practice of sending wood waste to solid waste landfills.

Plan of implementation of this pilot initiative (in Russian) You can download here


• Production of highly-efficient organic fertilizers through advanced sapropeles processing at Joint Stock Company "Zhitkovichihimservis" (Zhitkovichi town, Gomel region)

It is planned to acquire the equipment that will stipulate for the increase in saprolepes extraction from Chervonoye Lake in Zhitkovichi District and its further processing. The project allows introducing of the efficient waste-free organic fertilizer production (at least 2.5 thousand tons during the first year). It will also decrease greenhouse gases emissions.

Plan of implementation of this pilot initiative (in Russian) You can download here