Country profile

Belarus

Belarus

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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Knowledge exchange

UNEP Guide for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Laws

November 20, 2016

The Guide describes the key legal issues associated with efficiency and renewable energy resource.

Libraries and Reports

South East Europe Electricity Roadmap - Regional Report 2017

September 21, 2017

The South East Europe Electricity Roadmap (SEERMAP) project develops electricity sector scenarios until 2050.

Knowledge exchange

Clean Development Mechanism Pipeline

November 20, 2016

Includes the Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs/NDCs) that are submitted to the UNFCCC.

News and Events