On May 13, 2019 the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Kingdom of Sweden, Dmitry Mironchik, met with the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Environment and Climate of Sweden, Isabella Lovin.
The parties reviewed cooperation between Belarus and Sweden in environment protection and climate change mitigation. Taking into account that both countries belong to the Baltic Sea region, ways of strengthening bilateral collaboration were considered during the meeting. A special focus has been placed on the study and transfer of the best practices, developed by Sweden in the sphere of renewable energy, household waste recycling and waste incineration producing energy.
Background Information: Belarus and Sweden closely cooperate in environmental sphere and climate change mitigation. Over the recent years, a number of projects have been implemented in our country with the Swedish support and using the Swedish experience, including the modernization of water treatment plants in Baranavichi, Brest, Grodno, Slonim, and Vitebsk. In 2018, almost 700 tons of highly toxic rocket fuel were removed from Belarus with Swedish support and disposed of for the production of electricity and various chemical products.
Non-governmental organizations from both countries are actively involved in cooperation in the environmental sphere, including the Center of Environmental Solutions, APB-BirdLife Belarus, Forum Sud and others.