On September, 8–9, the future cooperation in the sphere of environment and security will be discussed during the Environment and Security (ENVSEC) Initiative Eastern Europe Regional Coordination Meeting in Minsk. The Regional Consultation Meeting for Eastern Europe will be hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Republic of Belarus and the UNDP Project “Linking Environment and Security in Belarus” under the ENVSEC SIDA Belarus Cooperation Programme.

On September, 8–9, the future cooperation in the sphere of environment and security will be discussed during the Environment and Security (ENVSEC) Initiative Eastern Europe Regional Coordination Meeting in Minsk.

The Regional Consultation Meeting for Eastern Europe will be hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Republic of Belarus and the UNDP Project “Linking Environment and Security in Belarus” under the ENVSEC SIDA Belarus Cooperation Programme.

This multifocal area project focuses on building Belarus’ capacity for environmental impact assessment in transboundary context, flood risk reduction and climate change. The project will also work to increase public awareness and participation in environmental matters by addressing regional and global environment–security challenges.

The participation of government and non–government representatives from Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland and Ukraine as well as ENVSEC partner organizations and the donor community is expected.

The objective of the meeting is to develop a common vision of Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine towards stronger integration of environment and security concerns into the regional cooperation framework in Eastern Europe and to adopt the Joint Final Document as a result of the meeting on the priorities of the future cooperation program in the framework of the Environment and Security Initiative in Eastern Europe to 2020.

ENVSEC as a multi–national, multi–regional, multi–stakeholder Initiative is supposed to serve as a platform for continued policy dialogue and exchange with donors, governments, and other stakeholders, in order to identify projects and activities most relevant to the environment and security agenda of the Eastern European countries.

At the Eastern Europe Regional Coordination Meeting Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine will identify priority areas for cooperation and develop joint project proposals.

Contemporary security issues in international relations and linkages with the environment as a source of conflict and potential problem–solving tool are planned for discussion.  Activities of ENVSEC initiative in Eastern Europe over the past 10 years will be presented.

During the second day at the High Level Segment adoption of the Joint Final Document as a result of the meeting on the priorities of the future cooperation program in the framework of the Environment and Security Initiative in Eastern Europe to 2020 is announced.

Contact details:

Ms. Natallia Hubskaya, Project Manager, Linking Environment and Security in Belarus, e–mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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