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Kazakhstan forum on the future of Energy under way


By Alan Shields, Energy Voice, 4 July 2017

The first of the twelve conferences was about climate change and ways of preserving the planet by introducing new energy sources by 2050.

A discussion of the Green Bridge Partnership Program for Paris Climate Agreement implementation in Kazakhstan and Central Asia was one of the highlights.

Welcoming the delegates to the forum, deputy energy minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Gani Sadibekov said “during the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev spoke about opening an international center for the development of green technologies and investment projects in Astana.”

Sadibekov added that efforts are currently being made to implement this project.

According to deputy chairman of the board at NC “Astana EXPO-2017” Yerbol Shormanov, despite having enormous mineral resources, Kazakhstan’s goal is a green economy.

He said: “The Republic of Kazakhstan is one of the ten leading exporters of raw hydrocarbons and mineral resources and now, at the current stage of the country’s development, we recognize our responsibility towards the global community more than ever.”

The conference has become an international platform for discussing the development of the global power industry.