Green Economy, Environment and Sustainable development
Private sector development
Health Care and Social Inclusion
Culture, Science, Education and Young People
Civil Society and Human Rights
Justice reform and penitentiary system
Migration, Asylum and Refugees
State border management
Peace and security
Norms and Standards
Projects Green Economy, Environment and Sustainable development
Clima East Project: Support to Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Russia and Eastern Partnership Countries
Improving Capacities to Eliminate and Prevent Recurrence of Obsolete Pesticides as a Model for Tackling Unused Hazardous Chemicals in the Former Soviet Union
As of now, there are still more than 10,000 tons of obsolete pesticides in the territory of Belarus; these pesticides are hazardous chemical substances that seriously threaten human health and the environment. A systemic approach to the process of their disposal would minimize the negative effect of hazardous wastes.
The Project would also make a contribution to the Green Economy – one of the key components of the country’s development.
Programme for Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters in Eastern Partnership Countries (PPRD East 2)
The Programme is aimed at enhancing the civil protection capacity in the six Eastern Partnership countries, including Belarus. Its implementation will help improve the efficiency of national-level disaster risk management and protect the population from potential negative effects of natural and man-made disasters. An important part of the Programme is to enhance regional cooperation within the participating countries to foster interaction with the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
Nature Matters to Everyone. Strengthening Nature Protection through Development of Grass-Roots Leadership and Participation of Local Communities in Decision Making Processes at Local Level
51 important bird areas (IBAs) are identified in Belarus. These are wildlife and nature spots, unique ecosystems that became home to hundreds of bird species. Preserving them means maintaining the country's biodiversity.
Clima-East: Conservation and sustainable management of peatlands in Belarus to minimize carbon emissions and help ecosystems to adapt to climate change
Shrub, underwood and reed invasion on peat bogs jeopardizes the unique biodiversity of the reserves. In order to restore and protect the natural landscape excessive vegetation should be regularly removed. The produced peatland biomass may partially substitute hydrocarbons as an ecological fuel, as well as be used in the construction sector.
The “green” economy aims to improve the wellbeing of people and mitigate environmental risks. Nature is a key resource from the perspective of the “green” concept. Application of modern, efficient strategies helps to benefit from its advantages without causing damage.