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14 May 2015

Minsk to host Thirteenth National Ecology Forum on 19-22 May

MINSK, 14 May (BelTA) – The 13th National Ecology Forum will be dedicated to the ecologization of the Belarusian economy, Belarusian First Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Iya Malkina said at a press conference dedicated to the forum on 14 May, BelTA has learned.

“We decided to hold the forum during the National Sustainable Development Week. The forum will be dedicated to the ecologization of the Belarusian economy,” Iya Malkina noted.

Minsk will host the National Ecology Forum for the first time. “This year we will hold the 13th edition of the event. Minsk has never been our host city before. The fact that the forum will be held in the Belarusian capital places a great responsibility on us. We have been working really hard on its program,” Iya Malkina explained.

The 13th National Ecology Forum will take place in Minsk from 19 till 22 May. Its program features a plenary session on the ecologization of the economy of the Republic of Belarus and panel discussions on sustainable development and green economy, water, soil, and environmental education. Businessmen, scientists, representatives of government bodies, education establishments, and international organizations will have an opportunity to express their opinion on the ecological modernization of the economy.

Besides, the first international expo Green House organized by the enterprise Belinterexpo of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be held as part of the forum from 19 till 22 May.

The National Ecology Forum is a large-scale event aimed at consolidating and mobilizing all social groups to address the issues of environmental protection and promote efficient use of natural resources. The forum is expected to improve the environmental culture of the population and promote principles of sustainable use of natural resources.

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