INSTITUTIONAL ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN BELARUS


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INTEGRATED DECISION-MAKING

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies   

There is a National Commission on Sustainable Development in the Republic of Belarus. Its mandate is

Members of the National Commission include the Vice-Prime Minister, as Chair, and representatives of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economy, and the Department of International Cooperation and Science. 

Decision Making: Legislation and Regulations 

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Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans  

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Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement

Non-governmental representatives are not members of the National Commission on Sustainable Development.

Programmes and Projects 

No information is available.

Status

National Decision-Making Structure

1.National Sustainable Development Coordination Body: YES
2.National Sustainable Development Policy: NO
3.National Agenda 21/other strategy for SD: NO
4.Local/Regional Agenda(s) 21: NO
5.Environmental Impact Assessment Law: NO
6.Major Groups involved in Sustainable Development Decision-Making:  

National Instruments and Programmes

1.Sustainable. Dev. or Environmental education incorporated into school curricula: NO
2.Sustainable Development Indicators Program: NO
3.Ecolabel Regulations: NO
4.Recycle/Reuse Programs: YES
5.Green Accounting Program: YES
6.Access to Internet: YES
7.Access to World Wide Web: YES
8.A national World Wide Web Site for Sustainable Dev. or State of the Environment: YES
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Policies, Programmes, and Legislation

1.Combatting poverty: YES
2.Changing consumption and production patterns:  
3.Atmosphere: NO
4.Land Use Planning: YES
5.Forest and Deforestation: YES
6.Desertification and Drought: NO
7.Sustainable Mountain Development: NO
8.Sustainable Agriculture: NO
9.Biological Diversity: YES
10.Biotechnology: NO
11.Oceans and Coastal Areas: NO
12.Freshwater Management: YES
13.Toxic Chemicals: NO
14.Hazardous Wastes: YES
15.Solid Wastes: YES
16.Radioactive Wastes: YES
17.Energy: YES
18.Transport: NO
19.Sustainable Tourism: NO

Challenges  

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising   

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Information   

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Research and Technologies   

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Financing   

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Cooperation  

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This information is based on Belarus' Report to the 7th Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last update: October 1998

Click here for the UNDP Office in Belarus.

Click here for Belarus' Human Development Report (1997).

Click here for the Conclusions and Recommendations of the OECD Environmental Performance Review for Belarus

Click here for an OECD Assessment of the Environmental Information Systems in Belarus

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MAJOR GROUPS

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Click here for information on the "Role of Women in Achieving Social Cohesion," contained in Belarus' Human Development Report (1997). 

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SCIENCE

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INFORMATION

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Click here for an OECD Assessment of the Environmental Information Systems in Belarus

Main macroeconomic indicators of Belarus (UNECE) 

ECE Statistical Trends in Belarus

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INTERNATIONAL LAW

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