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Austrian, Belarusian experts discuss sustainable economy, green investment

Economy 09.08.2019 | 18:41
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MINSK, 9 August (BelTA) – Austrian and Belarusian environmentalists have discussed sustainable economy and green investment opportunities, BelTA learned from the Austrian Embassy in Belarus.

Austrian engineer Fabian Hilpert met with representatives of ministries and governmental agencies, state-run organizations and NGOs to discuss sustainable economy concepts.

“Climate change is a key issue today. Our generation was the first to suffer from a surge in temperature around the world and is probably the last generation able to effectively combat the looming climate crisis,” the embassy said.

Fabian Hilpert presented a project to harness alternative energy and raise green investment. The expert defined a phenomenon of “digital nomadism” when a person can work distantly from any part of the world using the Internet.

“The speaker outlined a set of problems caused by increasing carbon dioxide emissions throughout the planet and offered a number of solutions to reduce them: construction of solar parks and forestation. The final part of the report dealt with examples of green investment, including promotion of environmental startups, collaboration between science and business,” the embassy informed.

It was also noted that Belarus and Austria have similar climatic conditions. They both have great potential in the agricultural industry and are interested in bioresources.

According to the embassy, Austrian agricultural experts are set to visit Belarus in autumn.

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