Three Thousand Trees Planted in Belarus to Commemorate 75 Years of the UN
- The UN team in Belarus marked United Nations Day and the 75th anniversary of this international organization having planted over 3,000 pines, spruces, and birches on the territory of the Molodechno forest division.
That was a personal contribution made by the representatives of the United Nations Organization to biodiversity conservation and climate action in the Republic of Belarus.
“Planting a tree is a symbol and, at the same time, it is a tiny but a specific gesture, which demonstrates the devotion and will to fight against climate change. Ecosystems of the Earth are getting more and more fragile. Biodiversity is narrowing at an unprecedented pace, which increasingly affects people and the planet.
The progress in global goals achievement in the area of biodiversity, including sustainable development goals, must be stepped out,” said the UN Resident Coordinator in Belarus Joanna Kazana-Wisniowiecki.
The United Nations Organization believes that without biodiversity conservation it is not possible to achieve the sustainable development goals and implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
It is noteworthy that answering the questions of the online survey, dedicated to the UN 75th anniversary, the citizens of Belarus, most of whom were young people, stressed that climate change, ecology problems, and health risks would have the major effect on the future of our planet.
All the solutions based upon the principles of environmental protection will be especially relevant during the period of recovery after COVID-19 and when elaborating the long-term plans of economic development. Biodiversity conservation and green economy will help create new jobs and stimulate country’s economic growth.
The United Nations Development Program in Belarus makes its own contribution to biodiversity conservation and environmental protection in Belarus.
Such projects as "Wetlands" aimed at introduction of ecological and financially sustainable approaches to forest and peatlands management to conserve biodiversity, climate and improve land management, and “Ecomonitoring” contributing to inclusive environmental management through involvement of the public in environmental quality improvement help implement the National Strategy for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity.
The green approach to inclusive and sustainable growth is one of focuses of the UN-Belarus Development Assistance Framework for 2021-2025.