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69th meeting of the joint board of Union State Committee on hydrometeorology and monitoring of environmental pollution

The 69th meeting of the joint board of Union State Committee on hydrometeorology and monitoring of environmental pollution is held in Gomel on May 16-17, 2019. 

The meeting was opened by Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus, Andrei Pavlovich Khudyk. He highly appreciated joint work of hydrometeorological services of Belarus and Russia in his welcoming speech and wished all the participants fruitful work. 

Agenda of the 69th meeting is very rich. Participants will have to consider questions on the implementation of Union State’s program for 2017–2021 “Development of Union State Hydrometeorological Safety System” on the organization of accounting and monitoring of observational subdivisions and observation networks of Roshydromet, on how to alert government authorities and population when there are threats of adverse and dangerous weather phenomena, on optimization of agrometeorological observation system under the conditions of modernization of hydrometeorological network. 

There will also be discussed the issue of developing a concept for Union State program in the field of hydrometeorology and related areas for 2022–2026, as well as  number of other important issues of joint activities within the Union State.

Scientific and practical seminar is held in parallel with the meeting of joint board on the topic “Climate change in 21st century, risks and adaptation,” dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Union State creation. 

Seminar will feature presentations on following topics: “Heat waves of the cold period of the year in Belarus”, “The role of  climatic factor in  zoning of the territory of Belarus and neighboring states”, “Regional climate features of Belarus and their change over past decades” and “Anthropogenic air pollution and surface ozone in cities of Belarus. Among speakers are representatives of Belhydromet, Belarusian State University, Federal State Budgetary Institution “MGO im. A.I. Voeikova, National Research Center for Ozonosphere Monitoring.
The topic of climate change is currently one of the most relevant in the world. The Republic of Belarus is one of signatories to  Paris Agreement, which aims to implement  resolution of UN General Assembly “Transforming our world: Agenda for Sustainable Development until 2030”, and aims to support environmental integrity, renewable energy, green economy, technology transfer, climate change mitigation and adaptation to changing climate.   

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