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Belarus summarized the results of the project at the final CFE conference

2017-06-01

Belarus summarized the results of the project at the final CFE conference

The final versions of local adaptation plans were presented at the final CFE conference in Tbilisi 17-18 May. The practical activities have started in 3 districts in Belarus – Motol, Chausy and Sporovo. Mini-projects of landscape design and establishment of CC informational centers are being implemented in Motol.  It is planned to develop the access of the population to accurate information on the urgent ecological problems of the region and the exchange of practical experience on adaptation to climate change through the establishment of libraries, media libraries and placing the information on the websites of educational establishments in Motol. The development of landscape design will allow to inform visitors about adaptation of the biological objects to climate change. Selected biological objects will vividly show the role in creating  and maintaining biodiversity. Moreover a quadcopter was purchased to monitor possible fires in the region.

Inter-sectoral group on adaptation to climate change will be established in Chausy under the public coordination council on sustainable development. Members of this group will analyze the problems of the district and will be actively involved in the Road map development. The joint scheme of green areas was analyzed. The future system will include the following aspects: green zones organization, existing green areas improvement, public spaces creation and wall gardening.

The work in Sporovo is performed in close cooperation with the local population, the main business entities and major water users. For advice and feedback experts are involved at the national level, including – Belarus Red Cross, Central research institute for complex use of water resources, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection. The vulnerability of water supply system on Sporovo territory will be reduced, increase adaptive capacity to climate change through the development of technology (hard measures), planning, managerial and educational (soft measures) measures. Water filters in the school will be installed.

The local NGOs will be able to present the practical results in summer 2017.