Climate and disaster resilience

Environment is essential for sustainable development. The poor are disproportionately affected by environmental degradation and lack of access to clean affordable energy services. These issues are also global ones because climate change, loss of biodiversity and ozone layer depletion cannot be addressed by countries acting alone. UNDP will assist in applying the principles of green economy and gender-sensitive green urban development by promoting the use of renewable energy resources, particularly wind energy, and by improving energy efficiency standards and waste management mechanisms. UNDP will support the capacity of Belarus to tackle climate change through the development of disaster-risk reduction strategies and the setting up of international river basin coordination mechanisms, including preservation and expansion of protected areas and management of the country’s significant forest resources.

Our progress in Belarus

UNDP in Belarus has implemented a number of successful projects aimed at improving energy efficiency, encouraging more extensive use of renewable energy, combating land degradation, improving protection and efficiency of use of natural resources, conserving biodiversity and promoting sustainable development at the local level.more

UNDP-GEF "Peatlands-2" projectmore

Our Stories

Local green schools activities / Photo: UNDP Belarus
Effective waste management in Belarus: new strategy in practice

To assure sustainable development patterns are introduced in Belarus, full account of environmental issues should be taken into consideration such as harmonization of environmental legislation withmore 

UNDP helps to protect most rare and important species of Hlubokaje district (Viciebsk region) / Photo: UNDP Belarus
Biodiversity in Belarus: Planned to conserve

Hlubokaje district (Viciebsk region of Belarus) is famous for its clear deep lakes that have always been habitats for lots of protected flora and fauna species.more 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Energy efficiency in Buildings

    The objective of the project is to reduce the energy consumption in housing and related GHG emissions with the focus on new residential buildings by introducing new energy efficiency performance based building design and construction standards with related energy certification scheme(s) and by ensuring their effective implementation and enforcement. more 

  • Peatlands-2

    The objective of the project is to promote a landscape approach to management of peatlands so as to conserve biodiversity, enhance carbon stocks, and secure multiple ecosystem services with demonstration in the Poozerie landscape. more 

  • Clima-East

    The project aims to address the most critical problems of peatland conservation and management in Belarus, seeking to demonstrate innovative approaches to ecosystem-based climate mitigation and adaptation at peatlands.more 

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