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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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Combating Climate Change in Power Generation in the Energy Community

November 20, 2016

Study on the potential to combat climate change in power generation in the Energy Community .

Tools

LEDS Energy Toolkit 2.0

November 18, 2016

A collection of leading instruments and methodologies for climate-compatible energy planning, this toolkit offers energy practitioners, policymakers, and experts a quick reference guide to some of the best-established instruments available at no or low cost

Tools

World Resources Institute CAIT Climate Data Explorer database

November 20, 2016

This large, free-to-use dataset of climate data, with rich supporting visualization tools, covers numerous indicators from around the world.

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