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Green Economy in Belarus regions-Energy Tour in Starobin and Zhitkovichi

Green Economy in Belarus regions-Energy Tour in Starobin and Zhitkovichi

The main organizers of the event are 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, and NGO "Center of Ecological Solutions". The Energy Tour is conducted with the support of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Protection of the Republic of Belarus, Minsk Regional Committee of Natural Resources and Environment Protection, and Gomel Regional Committee of Natural Resources and Environment Protection.

Seminars for representatives of housing and utility sector, enterprises, and representatives of local community will be held in the first part of the day. During seminars, there will be presentations on green economy principles, possibilities of energy saving, and new technologies that can be used in different sectors (housing and utility, industry, and household). Guests will be also informed about fund raising for implementation of the projects in energy efficiency area.

The festival on green economy and energy efficiency will start after the end of the seminar on the main square of the city. In frame of the festival, it is planned to present mobile interactive exhibition "Trip to the biggest energy station of Belarus". The exhibition is located in mobile van equipped with solar batteries, sunlight collectors, and wind-powered generator. Mobile van also includes more than thirty unique objects that demonstrate different energy efficiency technologies principles of work. Each guest will be able to generate energy with the help of wind-powered generator, to learn more how to make house cold proof, compare different types of light bulbs etc. Ecological contests, master classes and games for children and youth will be also organized.

"This event is organized by the 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, together with NGO "Center of Ecological Solutions". This partnership is extremely important for our Project, because it helps to bring the experience of different organizations to the process of information work and popularization of green behavior among different target audience groups. Energy efficiency is one of the main directions of green economy, that's why it was decided to expand the concept of Energy Tour and to include such important questions as green economy, its principles, and the process of the transition to a green economy in the Republic of Belarus to the agenda," told Volha Chabrouskaya, Project manager of the 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.

"For our NGO organization of the joint event with the 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, is highly important. The transition to a green economy is complicated and multiple-vector process. And this process can be effective just in case of partnership and joint work of State authorities, NGOs, international organizations, and business community," commented Evgeniy Lobanov, Head of NGO "Center of Ecological Solutions".


Please feel free to contact PR specialist of the Project "Supporting the Transition to a Green Economy in the Republic of Belarus" Veranika Fialkouskaya veranika.fialkouskaya@undp.org, +375 44 568 05 87 and Head of Energy Program of NGO "Center of Ecological Solutions" Dmitri Burenkin burenkin@ecoidea.by

 


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