Belarus could use Swedish experience in ecology. A green economy workshop has been held in the Brest region. Taking part in it was the Swedish Ambassador to Belarus. Martin Oberg said approaches successfully implemented in Scandinavia can work in Belarus too.
This applies to urban greening, transport, and waste management. In Stockholm only one percent of the garbage get to landfills. Thanks to a Swedish project Brest has updated equipment and system of purifying wastewater.
Martin Oberg, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Sweden to the Republic of Belarus:
The main thing here are not individual projects, where there is one idea. This is integration of different areas. For example, we obtain biogas from waste. From biogas we get fuel for buses to reduce the number of cars on the road.
Iya Malkina, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus:
We have set priorities such as water treatment, construction of bicycle paths, the development of green mobile transport, energy. Our pilot project is the construction of the park of the 1000th anniversary of Brest.