MINSK, 25 November (BelTA) - Sustainable economy of the regions and high standards of life are the key to successful development of the country, Belarusian Deputy Economy Minister Tatiana Brantsevich said in her welcoming speech to the participants of the Mogilev Regional Forum on Sustainable Development on 24 November, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Economy Ministry.
Tatiana Brantsevich recalled that at the UN conference in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, which Belarus attended as an independent state for the first time, the following message was formulated: economic growth can only be reached if the environment and social security are recognized as major factors. This idea was naturally embodied in the national documents.
“The successful development of the country is, first and foremost, a sustainable regional economy and high standards of life regardless of where we live. All of this is achievable only with the efficient use of resources and a clear plan of action. For its part, the state is consistently taking measures to ensure the effective symbiosis of ‘economy-environment'. Last year the country approved the national plan for green economy development until 2025. The emphasis is on the circular economy. Today I think it is important to discuss the international experience in this area,” she said.
According to her, the successful achievement of sustainable development goals also requires the active support of the population. “We are witnessing a surge of interest in this issue on the part of the civil society, business and science. The recently-held contest for the best practices in the implementation of the Mogilev Oblast development strategy testifies to the fact,” the deputy minister said.