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24.05.2019

Belhydromet will take part in XV Republican Environmental Forum on June, 7- 8 in Novogrudok

 
XV Republican Environmental Forum will be held on June 7-8 in Novogrudok (Grodno region). Special theme of event – “Sustainable development of small towns: global challenges and local solutions”.
 
Forum’s program is oriented on realization of execution President of orders on  restore order on the land and landscaping, creating favorable conditions for living in cities, effective system  of waste management, preservation of biological and landscape diversity for future generations and other important orders on question of environmental protection. 

Minister of natural resources and environmental protection Andrei Khudyk notes, that special theme of Forum reflects one of key tasks for Belarus and whole world society. It is   preservation of natural resources for future generations. 

“The need to build a balanced management system  “man - environment – economy” is recognized by world community as main condition for achieving sustainable development of life on Earth. Our state takes environmental problems very seriously. Firstly National Sustainable Development Strategy was developed in 1997. Now National Sustainable Development Strategy is being prepared for the period until 2035. Ways of overcoming global environmental threats associated with climate change, waste management, conservation of biological and landscape diversity have been identified. We have achieved high results in this direction, and for further sustainable development of Belarus they need to be consolidated. 

Today it is time to unite efforts of Belarusian cities, large and small, in search of effective ways of further sustainable development. XV Republican Ecological Forum is held for this purpose, which will be unique opportunity to meet and exchange experiences of representatives of cities, universities and academia, private business, international organizations, and public. Representatives of environmental authorities of public administration in a number of foreign countries are also invited to participate in forum. In total, more than 1,000 participants and tens of thousands of Grodno residents are expected to attend the event.  
 
Venue of the forum was also chosen not by chance. The head of state has determined a course for development of small settlements, creation of comfortable living conditions in them. Novogrudok is city that is one of the flagships in the field of sustainable development of medium and small cities. In 2017, Novogrudok became a pilot city of Green Cities project, and today it is a worthy base for replicating experience  

On March 15 Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, Andrei Khudyk, visited main facilities of 15th Republican Environmental Forum during working visit to Novogrudok district. Minister met with the Chairman of Novogrudok Regional Executive Committee Sergey Fedchenko, with whom he discussed the final program of Forum and timing of the preparation of facilities for events. Also, head of environmental department discussed organizational issues of the Forum in working order with chairman of Grodno regional executive committee, Vladimir Kravtsov. 


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Republican Ecological Forum has been held in Belarus since 2003. Over the years, forum events were held in Orsha, Gorki, Polotsk, Braslav, Myadel, Rechitsa, Grodno, Brest, Molodechno, Bobruisk, Mazyr, Minsk, Vitebsk. Ecological forum has developed its traditions - it always becomes a significant event in the life of city in which it is held. The forum is organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection with the assistance of local executive and regulatory bodies, international organizations and partners. 

The forum is held in order to consolidate and activate all strata of society in solving problems of environmental protection and rational use of natural resources, to maximize the involvement of citizens of the republic in the environmental movement, improve ecological culture of the population of the republic, promote principles of sustainable development.

Delegations include employees of environmental services of the Republic of Belarus, CIS countries and other foreign countries, representatives of organizations (enterprises), representatives of media, public associations. 

Forum is attended by members of Government of the Republic of Belarus, representatives of government bodies, republican and local public associations, media, creative teams, various age groups of people. 

Source: minpriroda.gov.by  

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