EU4CLIMATE Belarus

The regional EU4Climate project helps governments in six EU Eastern Partner countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine in implementing the Paris Agreement and improving climate policies and legislation. 

The project goal

Integration of low-emissions and climate resilience objectives into development policies and plans in the Republic of Belarus promoting economic diversity.

National Implementing Partner

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus

Donor

European Union (EU)

Implementing agency

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Project budget

USD 1,299,515

Project start in Belarus

July 2020

Project components

  • Implementation and update of the Nationally Determined Contribution to the Paris Agreement;
  • Development of Long-Term Low GHG Emission Development Strategies;
  • Development of recommendations on alignment of the policy of the Republic of Belarus with EU climate acquison climate change mitigation and adaptation matters;
  • Adaptation planning, with special focus on adoption and when necessary development of adaptation plans;
  • Introduction of robust domestic emissions monitoring, reporting and verification frameworks;
  • Mainstreaming climate in other sectors, interinstitutional awareness and sectoral guidelines for the implementation of the Paris Agreement;
  • Increased mobilization of climate finance.

Expected results

  • Finalized or up-dated nationally determined contributions and national strategies;
  • Established concrete sectoral guidelines for the implementation of the Paris Agreement in Belarus;
  • Established and/or strengthened MRV system, getting on track with Paris Agreement transparency requirements (the component is implemented within the UNDP/GEF project “Capacity Building for Emission Trading and Strengthened of Measurement, Reporting and Verification in the Republic of Belarus”);
  • Developed recommendations on alignment of the policy of the Republic of Belarus with EU climate acquis on climate change mitigation and adaptation matters;
  • Improved inter-institutional awareness and coordination at the political and technical level of the Paris Agreement and the corresponding national commitments;
  • Increased mobilization of climate finance;
  • Adoption of national and/or sectoral adaptation plans.

Project documents

  • Link 1
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  • Link 3

Status:

Ongoing

Project start date:

January 2019

Estimated end date:

December 2022

Focus area:

  • accelerate structural transformations
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Regional Center – Istanbul

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • European Commission
  • Amount contributed

    $6,176,391

    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2021 $1,617,077

    2020 $1,393,591

    2019 $798,099

    2018 $0

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