Trading in Emission Quotas
The Belarusian government approved an action plan to implement the provisions of the Kyoto Protocol in Belarus. The Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Ministry is responsible for coordinating Belarus’ efforts in meeting the Kyoto obligations
Emissions trading works by allowing countries to buy and sell their agreed allowances of greenhouse gas emissions.
Highly polluting countries can buy unused credits from those which are allowed to emit more than they actually do.
Belarus’ may emit up to 150 million tonnes of greenhouse gases a year in line with its Kyoto obligations.