The international scientific online conference “Sakharov Readings 2020: Environmental Problems of the 21st Century" will kick off at Belarusian State University (BSU) on 21 May, BelTA learned from the BSU press service.
The two-day conference will be held on YouTube. Key speakers will be BSU Rector Andrei Korol, Belarus Deputy Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Minister Aleksandr Korbut, Director of the Institute of Nature Management of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB) Sergei Lysenko, and Head of the Sakharov International State Environmental Institute of the BSU Sergei Maskevich.
The forum will bring together more than 230 scientists, ecologists, and experts from 13 countries: Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Turkey, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Italy, and Lithuania. Representatives of the Belarusian nuclear power plant will also take part in the conference.
The conference will feature sections in eight areas, including social and economic problems of sustainable development, environmental education, research and rehabilitation of ecosystems, environmental monitoring and means of biomedical diagnostics, information systems and technologies. The program of the event will include a roundtable on bioethics and a session of the public council of the Sakharov Institute as a base organization on environmental education of the CIS member states. The participants will discuss the development of environmental education and the organization of the 10th International Environmental Olympiad of Universities of the CIS Countries in December 2020.
The conference has been organized by the International Sakharov Environmental Institute of the BSU, the Belarusian Education Ministry, the Belarusian Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Ministry, the Chernobyl Catastrophe Remediation Department of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry, and the public council of the base organization on environmental education of the CIS member states.