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Belarusian Environmental Movement

Public Association "Belarusian Environmental Movement" (Minsk, Belarus) was founded in 1996 and over the years implemented various international environmental projects, included into the National NGO network. NGO works in cooperation with the GEF/SGP, UNOPS, UNDP and governmental bodies of the Republic of Belarus.


Date of Establishment:

10-Nov, 1996

Purpose of Organization:

Purposes of Public Association 'Belarusian Environmental Movement"
-association of citizens of the Republic of Belarus to create a favorable social and economic conditions for citizen management, production and economic structures;
-To assist the citizens of the Republic of Belarus in the physical and intellectual development, realization of their creative potential;
-Participation in solving environmental problems in Belarus through activities aimed at protecting nature, and provide sustainable use of natural resources

Experience:

Since 2009 were implemented two environmental projects of the GEF /SGP funding: "Disposal of wastes containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PSBs) in an environmentally safe manner within the framework of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants” (BLR/SGP/OP4/Y3/CORE/09/01) and "Remediation of sandpits on the territory of Minsk region as a method of restoring degraded lands and contribution to mitigating the negative impacts of climate change" (BLR/SGP/OP5/CORE/LD/11/01).

Project "Disposal of wastes containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PSBs) in an environmentally safe manner within the framework of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants” marked the beginning of the disposal of wastes containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PSBs) in the Republic of Belarus, in practice implementing the provisions of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, and the National Plan of implementation of commitments taken by the Republic of Belarus under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants for the period 2007-2010 and for the period up to 2028 approved by Presidential Decree of June 12, 2007 ? 271.

Project "Remediation of sandpits on the territory of Minsk region as a method of restoring degraded lands and contribution to mitigating the negative impacts of climate change" has generated a multiplier effect. The project attracted attention of the public, government and business organizations to the problem of degraded lands and demonstrated a successful model for the interaction of NGOs, local communities, local and central authorities, business organizations to address relevant to the local community social and environmental problems. All these created a good foundation for replication and upscaling of the results of the project on other territories of Belarus. 177,000 pine spruce seedlings were planted on the territory 28.7 ha, thus 28.7 ha have changed the status from degraded lands to reclaimed one. Thus 28.7 ha of newly planted forest will daily absorb from the air about 6 tons of CO2 and 1140 tons of dust. The number of ha of the restored pits and mini landfills were measured by a special commission with the participation of NGO and members of local communities. The impact on climate change was calculated using the available methodology related to forests.
Countries in which organization is active:
  • Belarus

Contact Details
Street Address:
Novatorskaya str. 2B-324
Zip Code:
220053
City/Town:
Minsk
Country:
Belarus
Telephone No.:
375-29-6800640
Email:
ngo.beleco@gmail.com
Organization founded:
Nov-10-1996

NGO Information
Focal Area:
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Land Degradation
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
  • Organization Type:
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Geographic Scope:
  • National

  • Contact Person
    Name:
    Ms Anastasiya Zhdanovich Key Contact Person
    Position:
    General Manger
    Telephone No.:
    375-29-6800640
    Email:
    ngo.belecogmail.com


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