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9 Oct 2017

Belarus’ best forestry practices to be presented in Poland

MINSK, 9 October (BelTA) – Belarus’ best forestry practices will be presented in Poland, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Forestry Ministry.

On October 9 Belarus’ Forestry Minister Mikhail Amelyanovich will attend the international meeting “Las2017. Forests, Our Common Good: Enhancing Sustainable Development in Light of the Paris Agreement” which will take place in Warsaw and will gather leaders of the forest departments of European countries - UN members. Experts will discuss the topical issues on the international agenda in forestry. One of the key matters is enhancing sustainable development in the light of the Paris agreement on climate change.

It is expected that during the meeting Mikhail Amelyanovich will lay out Belarus’ achievements in forestry, will talk about the domestic experience of combating the drying out of forests, managing natural disasters in forests. Negotiations on achieving the sustainable development goals in forestry have been scheduled.

In recent years, the Belarusian Forestry Ministry has greatly stepped up mutually beneficial cooperation with relevant international organizations. Among them is the UN Economic Commission for Europe, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Bank, the Global Environment Facility and others.

The press service noted that the participation of the Belarusian forestry minister in such a high-level meeting reaffirms the commitment of Belarus to the principles of conservation, sustainable development and sustainable forest management, will help strengthen the capacity of international cooperation and raise investments in the forestry sector.

 

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