Tatyana Brantsevich and Boleslav Pirshtuk met with UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus Alexandra Solovieva
On September 15, 2021 the Ministry of Economy hosted a meeting between Deputy Minister of Economy Tatyana Brantsevich and First Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Boleslav Pirshtuk with UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus Alexandra Solovieva.
The participants exchanged views on promising areas for further cooperation between the Republic of Belarus and UNDP in the field of sustainable development: green economy, circular economy, green finance, building an emissions trading system, social entrepreneurship, etc.
During the conversation, Tatyana Brantsevich emphasized: “Today it is very important to maintain the partnership between the Ministry of Economy and UNDP in all areas of the green economy. This will ultimately help to achieve the goal of sustainable development”.
The Deputy Minister of Economy expressed her readiness to take part in cooperation with UNDP experts in building a national emission trading system and shaping the carbon market, taking into account the harmonization of carbon taxation within the EAEU.
Alexandra Solovieva offered the UNDP expert support in the development of the institution of social entrepreneurship, as well as increasing the availability of vocational and labor rehabilitation for people with disabilities. As a result, the parties agreed to work together to conduct a sociological study of the conditions and opportunities of employers to ensure effective inclusive employment.
The participants have also discussed the possible interaction of the parties in the framework of the implementation of projects, in particular, aimed at the development of regions of the country, recovering from the Chernobyl accident. According to the Deputy Minister of Economy, UNDP's initiative to create the Chernobyl investment platform as a "generator of ideas" for the development of the region could become an additional element of infrastructure in support of the implementation of the Five-Year Plan Program.