New challenges and threats of emergency situations in the Republic of Belarus in connection with climate change

Authors

  • Oleg V. Levchuk The State Secretariat of the Security Council of the Republic of Belarus; 220016, Belarus, Minsk, ul. Karla Marksa, 38

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33408/2519-237X.2019.3-4.446

Keywords:

natural emergency, climate change, warming, natural hazard, meteorological phenomenon, emergency statistics

Abstract

Purpose. Analysis of the climate changes taking place on the planet, determination of the degree of their impact on the Republic of Belarus as well as development of the main directions for mitigating their adverse effects.

Methods. Analysis of statistical data on dangerous and adverse natural phenomena in Belarus as well as foreign experience in coping with adverse climatic phenomena. Synthesis of directions and measures to mitigate the adverse effects of natural emergencies in Belarus based on the analysis.

Findings. The analysis of the situation with natural emergencies in the Republic of Belarus from 2008 to 2017 is presented. It is shown that climate change has a certain impact on the situation with natural emergencies causing adverse events that were not previously observed in the Republic of Belarus (for example, hurricane winds). An increase in the economic damage from the weather manifestations typical for the Belarusian latitudes with an insignificant change in the number of emergencies caused by climatic changes and dangerous meteorological phenomena was noted. The analysis of foreign experience in coping with adverse climatic phenomena is carried out. Measures to mitigate the adverse effects of natural emergencies in Belarus are proposed.

Application field of research. The obtained results can be applied in the development of plans and recommendations for mitigating the adverse effects of natural emergencies.

Author Biography

Oleg V. Levchuk, The State Secretariat of the Security Council of the Republic of Belarus; 220016, Belarus, Minsk, ul. Karla Marksa, 38

Coordination and Inspection Department, Chief Adviser

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Published

2019-11-18

How to Cite

Levchuk О. (2019) “New challenges and threats of emergency situations in the Republic of Belarus in connection with climate change”, Journal of Civil Protection, 3(4), pp. 446–461. doi: 10.33408/2519-237X.2019.3-4.446.