National Programme on climate change mitigation measures for 2013-2020 (Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus No. 510)
The aim of the Programme is to implement measures to mitigate the effects of climate change, while ensuring sustainable development of the economy. It aims to cut GHG emissions by 12% by 2020 compared to 1990 levels, implement adaptation measures in various economic sectors, taking into account the socio-economic development of the country; develop recommendations for energy and resource conservation, expand forest ecosystems, restore peatland swamps to act as a carbon sink; improve the legal framework in climate change. The Programme has a budget of 88.7 billion Belarusian roubles (USD 8.2 million).
8% cut in GHG emissions by 2020 compared with a 1990
10 million tonne CO2e reduction by 2020 cagainst a 2013 baseline
50% energy intensity reduction, then 60% by 2015, 2020 against a 2005 baseline