Belarus
SGP managed to create a unique mechanism of programme realization and thanks to this mechanism, all the decisions are taken quickly and efficiently.
Mr. Vladimir Tzalko
Minister of Environment, Belarus
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Country Programme Snapshot

Start Date 2004
# of Projects 131
Total Grant Amount US$ 5,196,541
Total cash Co-Financing US$ 4,506,430
Total In-Kind Co-Financing US$ 1,199,995

Country Portfolio by Area of Work

Biodiversity
Chemicals
Climate Change Mitigation
International Waters
Land Degradation
Global Publications
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This is a publication developed by the UNDP-GEF  to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the GEF. SGP work is featured in the following 4 stories:

• We are a large ocean state, ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF SEYCHELLES• The power of peat, RESTORING ECOSYSTEM HEALTH TO PEATLANDS IN BELARUS• Ridge-to-reef living landscapes A MODEL FOR COMMUNITY-BASED CONSERVATION IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA• Threads of Life WOMEN RESTORING WILD COTTON SPECIES AND INDIGENOUS PRACTICES IN PERU

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This publication showcases over 10 case studies from our climate change portfolio in which youth have played a l,eading role. These projects can serve as a source of inspiration for expanding engagement with youth in addressing climate change. Employing a range of tools, young people have led and promoted the use of renewable energies, carbon footprint mapping, tree planting, disaster risk reduction measures, as well as communicated the urgency of taking action on climate change through environmental awareness raising events. In this process universities, schools, research organizations, media and government departments have played a critical role in partnering with youth organizations and scaling up their efforts.

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Examples of Successful Projects
Conservation of owls in Brest region of Belarus
Conservation of owls in Brest region of Belarus

Goal: Conservation and creation of conditions to increase endemic species
Main Activities: Construction and placing of artificial nests for owls, environmental education of local population and students
Key Results: Protected globally significant/endangered species

 
Restoration of degraded wetlands

Goal: Reducing CO2 emissions via restoration of degraded wetlands
Main Activities: Construction of dams, environmental education of local population
Key Results: Decreased about 40,000 tons of CO2 emissions, raised awareness about climate change, the project became a demonstration site and a model for replication, about 3000 families can be further engaged in traditional activity of gathering cranberries

 
Disposal of wastes containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PSBs)

Goal: Utilization of PCBs
Main Activities: Inventory, work out logistical chain, repacking and utilization of PCBs
Key Results: 19 tons of PCBs were utilized in a safe way, the project influenced on acceptance of new NAP for hazardous wastes

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Country Impact

SGP projects supported and influenced:

  • At national level: 2 legislative initiative on secondary bogging and toxic chemicals utilization

  • At regional level: Initiative of use solar panels at children's recreational centres
  • At local level: 10 decisions on eco-tourism , 9 decisions on waste and land management; 17 decisions regarding the establishment and development of protected areas for biodiversity conservation, 5 bogs were rehabilitated and now sustainably managed

Successful projects scaled up and replicated:

  • Restoration of degraded pits (USAID)
  • Protection of watersheds small rivers (USAID)

  • PCBs safe utilization (WB)

SGP activity in figures:

  • National, European and Globally significant species protected: 51

  • Areas protected, rehabilitated or sustainably managed: over 450,000ha of significant biodiversity; over 600 ha of forests.

  • Reduction of CO2 by more than 77 000 tons from degraded wetlands per annum

Contact

Mr. Yuri Solovjev
National Coordinator
Phone: +375 17 2995506
Fax: +375 17 2995506
Email: yuris@unops.org
 
Ms. Elena Bondarenko
Programme Assistant
Phone: +375 17 299 55 05
Email: elenabo@unops.org
 

Address

room 3, Avangardnaya st. 46, , Minsk 220037
 

WebSite

http://www.sgp-gef.by