Country profile



General Statistics:

  • Population: 9.5 million (2014 Official Statistics)
  • GDP: US$54.6 billion (2015, World Bank estimate)
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions: 116.5 million metric tons gross emissions in 2012 (115.1 million metric tons net, accounting for LUCF), on a carbon-dioxide equivalent basis.  
  • Energy use per capita: 2,882 kg of oil equivalent, 2013

Important Initiatives related to Climate Change:

INDC: In its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution, Belarus set as its target a reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions by 28% below 1990 levels by 2030. The full text of its INDC may be viewed here.


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Trainings and webinars

Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP) for municipal energy sector planning

September 28, 2017

Charles Heaps presents how the municipal energy sector planning can benefit from the range of possibilities LEAP can bring.

Libraries and Reports

Policy instruments for low-carbon development based on work from the EUFP7 project, CECILIA2050

September 19, 2017

This collection of papers contains many of the most important insights from the research undertaken by the different CECILIA2050 project partners.

Libraries and Reports

Center for Climate Strategies Online Library

November 20, 2016

This library contains how-to guides, scientific studies and examples of legislative language and executive orders, as well as explanations and examples of policy development processes focused on climate change.

News and Events