In the light of rational combination of economy and ecology, the “green” economy, which has become the central topic on the global agenda, adds more confidence to the chosen strategy. “The economy of the Republic of Belarus is based on the principles of sustainable development. At the same time, ecology for us is a goal-setting component in economic development “, – this is the main leitmotif of the interview of the First Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus Ia Vitalievna Malkina specifically for the journal ES. It should be recalled that in December 2016 the Government of the Republic of Belarus approved the National Action Plan for the development of the “green” economy in Belarus until 2020. The law on organic farming is included in the plan of the draft laws of Belarus for 2017. For the republic this is a new direction with great potential for the development of environmentally friendly food products and the creation of new jobs in rural areas. Work is in progress in the field of certification of goods, works and services. These developments will be further included in environmental regulations and rules, where environmental quality standards will be defined.