The National Conference "Towards a "green" economy through resource efficient and cleaner production" was held February 7, 2017 and brought together about 100 stakeholders.
It was the final event within the framework of the demonstration component for the resource efficient and cleaner production in the Republic of Belarus.
The Conference was organised as part of the EU-funded Greening Economies in the European Union’s Eastern Neighbourhood (EaP GREEN) Project that assists the governments of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine to identify efficient policy solutions and practical steps towards a greener and more sustainable economy. The project in implemented jointly by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the United Nations Environment (UN Environment), and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)http://www.green-economies-eap.org.
The event was attended by the representatives of various state bodies including the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Architecture, State Standard, the Minsk city and regional committees of natural resources and environmental protection, concern “Belgospischeprom”, Belarusian Railway as well as by the representatives of the country’s industrial enterprises, programme experts, and NGOs. Representatives of EU Delegation to the Republic of Belarus and UNIDO also took part in the conference.
The conference served as a platform to demonstrate the achieved results and the efficiency of RECP activities that had been proposed and partially implemented in 23 participating companies, as well as by more than 60 enterprises-members of the regional RECP Сlubs (Minsk, Molodechno, Vileyka and Slutsk). The attendees agreed that the RECP approach is of interest for both public authorities and industrial enterprises. This was confirmed by the introduction of the National Action Plan for the development of "green" economy in the Republic of Belarus until 2020, approved in December 2016. Among others planned activities include the creation of the center of resource efficient and cleaner production at theSchool of Business and Management of Technology of BSU and RECP clubs in industrialized cities (regions) of the country, as well as the development of educational programs on "green" economy.Back