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On 15 May 2019 in the city of Nur-Sultan conducted the Third Meeting of the Working Group on “Introduction of green growth indicators in the Republic of Kazakhstan and National Report based on the OECD Green Growtһ Indicators” organized by the Scientific and Educational Center “Green Academy” jointly with Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy.

The Deputy Chair G.Kerimkhanova of the Statistics Committee made a welcoming speech at the Working Group opening.

The speakers were the Head of the Statistics and Production Department of the Committee on Statistics of the MNE RoK A. Shauenova, OECD National Expert, Doctor of Economics, Professor, Director of the SREC “Green Academy” B.Yessekina, OECD International Consultant A.Isak.

The meeting was attended by the heads and staff of ministries and departments of the Republic of Kazakhstan, international experts of the OECD, representatives of UNDP, ADB, GIZ, Economic Research Instituteof the MNE RoK, NGOs and business.

The participants of the 3rd Working Group Meeting discussed the measures taken to introduce selected indicators of green growth into the system of nationwide statistical observations, approved the final version of the Green Growth Report in Kazakhstan prepared by national and international experts together with the Statistics Committee and recommended for publication.

Experimental calculations on the performance of the use of non-energy materials were approved by an international expert, while the Statistics Committee recommended to expand the list of biotic and abiotic materials. The methodology for calculating the OECD Natural Resources Index proposed by the “Green Academy” was noted and recommended for use in monitoring the use of natural resources of the territories.


Scientific Research and Education Center “Green Academy” jointly with the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan with the support of UNECE conducted the Workshop-Training for heads of state bodies of Kazakhstanon the theme “Integration of SDGs Indicators into the Strategic Planning System” on 25-26 January, 2019 in Astana.

The main objective of the event was to identify ways of integrating SDGs indicators into the state planning system and national statistics, as well as to develop recommendations for the preparation of the Voluntary National Review (DNR) for the implementation of the SDGs.

Welcoming remarks were made by the Vice-Minister of National Economy of Kazakhstan M.Dzhunusbekova, the Director of the Department of Multilateral Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan A. Rakhmetullin and the Senior Specialist of the UNECE Statistical Department M. Nagy. The Workshop was moderated by member of the “Green” Economy Council under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Director of the SREC “Green Academy” B. Yessekina.

5 Sessions were held during the Workshop: 1. Implementation of the SDGs: global, regional and national levels; 2. SDG 13 — Actions to mitigate climate change; 3. SDG 7 — Affordable and clean energy; 4. SDG 11 — Sustainable cities; 5. SDG 6 — Clean water and sanitation.

Following Speakers made speech / presentations: V.Vremish -Acting as the Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP, E.Aidapkelov- Chairman of the Committee on Statistics of the Ministry of National Economy, B.Shakhanov -Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Housing and Public Utilities, Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development, O.Atymtayev — representative of UNEP, X.Zhang- Head of Fintech 4Good (China), A.Arzumanyan — Head of the Program “Future Energy”, USAID, G.Roll — Head of the UNECE Housing and Land Management Section, I.Savintseva — General Director of “Теrmotechnika” (Russia), A. Shalabekova — Director of the Department of Green Economy of the Ministry of Energy, A. Sospanova — Director of the RES Department, Ministry of Energy, O.Sartaev — Chairman of Astana Innovations, and others.

Representatives of the Ministry of National Economy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Health Care, Ministry of Agriculture, Astana City Akimat, research institutes, “Astana Innovation”, Center “Talap”, as well as representatives of business companies and NGOs took part in the event.

As part of the discussion, attention was given to the issues of improving the strategic planning system, taking into account international experience in the modernization and digitalization of such sectors as energy, climate, city and infrastructure management.

Participants noted that many of the indicators are already included in the strategic and political documents of the Government for SD, however, it is necessary to continue discussions with representatives from all sectors of society, including scientists, experts and NGOs.

At the conclusion of the Workshop-Training, the recommendations to the Government of Kazakhstan on the integration of indicators of SD into state development programs were developed and participants awarded certificates.


Scientific Research and Education Center „Green Academy together with Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and KAZENERGY on July 3, 2018 within the framework of the AIFC International „Green Growth Forum” in HILTON Astana conducted the Panel Session on the theme „MECHANISMS FOR FINANCING OF ALTERNATIVE (GEOTHERMAL) ENERGY ”.

The aim of the event was an expert discussion of state and prospects for the development of geothermal energy sources in the Republic of Kazakhstan with the participation of leading foreign and domestic research and expert organizations.

The Moderator of this Session was Dr.Bakhyt Yessekina, Member of the Green Economy Council under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Welcome speech did by Mr.Bulat Akchulakov, Vice-Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Mr.Adelino Silva, Ambassador of Portugal in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Executive Director of KAZENERGY Mr.Talgat Karashev, Chief Executive Officer CEO Arctic Green Corporation ( Iсeland) Mr.Sigsteinn Gretarsson, Representative of USAID Power the Future Project Mr.Oleg Ryaskov, Deputy Director of Hydrospetsgeology, Specialist in geothermics of Kamchatka (Russian Federation) Mr. Sergey Spector, Member of CEO Ecochoice (Portugal) Mr.Ricardo Nunes, Director of the Institute of Hydrogeology and Hydrophysics MES RK Dr.Malik Absametov and head of Department of this Institute Dr. Sergey Khan, , СЕО Fintech4Good (USA) Mr. Xioachen Zhang participated as Speakers.

Representatives from Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Innovative and Development, Ministry of Agriculture, AIFC, IGTC, Akimat of Astana and Almaty , RES Association, KAZWEST, business and NGOs were participated to the Session .

As a result of the discussion were developed recommendations to the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan .





The participants of the Session, organized by the Ministry of Energy of the RK, the Scientific and Educational Center „Green Academy”, AIFC, JSC „KAZENERGY” and representatives of the state bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan- Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Industry and Development, Ministry of National Economy, Ministry of Agriculture, international organizations- World Bank, USAID, the Embassy of France, the USA, Portugal, the Russian Federation, business — NCBAtameken, Samruk-Energo JSC, Association of Renewable Energy of the RK, Arctic Green Corporation (Iceland), Ecochoice), scientific organizations — Nazarbayev University, Institute of Hydrogeology and Hydrophysics, KAZNRTU named after. Satpayev, Institute of Hydrospetsgeology of the Russian Federation, L.N.Gumilyov Eurasian National University and other organizations, recognizing the importance of the development of geothermal energy in the framework of the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement and the Conception on the transition of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the „green” economy, adopted the following recommendations to the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan:

1. The Republic of Kazakhstan has a significant geothermal energy potential.

2. Conducting scientific, technological and exploratory studies of thermal waters will allow the country to develop alternative energy, which along with RES will contribute to the growth of competitiveness of the national economy and ensuring energy security of Kazakhstan.

3. The Ministry of Energy together with international organizations — the World Bank, EBRD, AIFC, UNDP and other organizations, initiate a research project to assess the potential of geothermal energy in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

4. REC „Green Academy” together with the Ministry of Energetics of the RK to form the Expert Group among the inter-generative and geothermal energy.


July 2nd, 2018, „Blockchain for smart, sustainable and low carbon cities” themed Panel session was held within the framework of „Global Silk Road. Cities’ Mayors Forum”. The session was organized by Science and Education center „Green Academy” in cooperation with Astana Akimat, Evercity (Singapore) and LLC „Termotekhnika”.

The event was aimed at the discussion of international experience in the field of low carbon development within the framework of Paris Climate agreement realization and implementation of blockchain to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission by cities’ plants.

The session was curated by Dr. Bakhyt Esekina, member of „green” economy council under President of Kazakhstan Republic, director of Science and Education center „Green Academy” and Mr. Xiaochen Zhang, president of FinTech4Good, UN ESCAP Digital Economy Task Force. The session was opened with the foreword on behalf of city’s Akim, delivered by the director of Entrepreneurship and investment department of Astana Akimat A. Abdykadyrov. He congratulated all those present with Astana’s 20th Anniversary and expressed Akimat’s intentions and determination to cooperation with UN and other international organizations in the field of cities digitization and low carbon development. On behalf of Ministry of Education and science fund of Kazakhstan Republic the visitors were greeted by A. Sultangazin.

Work of the Session began with the video message by TSB ITU (UN) Chairman Dr. Chaesub Lee, which announced priorities of this UN Agency’s activities within the framework of United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) initiative realization and smart sustainable development KPIs. Dr. Chaesub Lee also welcomed Astana to the initiative which can be seen as an international smart city club. Then, U4SSC initiative partner and the head of „Russian Carbon Fund” Alexey Shadrin solemnly handed the director of Entrepreneurship and investment department of Astana Akimat A. Abdykadyrov the official letter from Geneva, Switzerland about Astana joining the Initiative, signed by Dr. Chaesub Lee.

The ceremony was followed by Blockchain и Fintech Accelerator (Moscow) founder and CEO Maxim Avdeev, the head of Center of Environmental economy and natural resources of NRU HSE (Russian Federation) Georgy Safonov, deputy division chief of targeted projects department of JSC „Strunnye tekhnologii” (Minsk, Belorussia) Svetlana Voloshina, FirstProject’s (South Korea) Alexander Kim, AiraLabRus (Russian Federation) CEO Ivan Petrov, R&D „Termotekhnika” director Valentin Kim.

As a result of the discussions, a Memorandum of cooperation was signed between Astana Akimat, Fintech4Good, Science and Education center „Green Academy” and Fund for science development of Kazakhstan Republic aimed at joint research in the field of smart city and Astana city digitization. Also, recommendations for blokchain implementation for reducing greenhouse gas emission on the national and city level for Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana and other cities of Kazakhstan Akimats were adopted.


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On March 17, 2018 Scientific Research and Educational Center “Green Academy” together with Mayor of Astana city with the support of the “Russian Carbon” Foundation conducted in Astana a workshop-training on the theme “Digitalization of production: blockchain for energy consumption and GHGs monitoring.”

The event was held to study approaches of digitalizing production and using blockchain platform to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions within the framework of the national obligations of the Paris Climate Agreement.

As it is known, in the fight against climate change and the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement, as well as to implement the President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s message “New Opportunities for Development in the Conditions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution”, goals have been set to reduce the energy intensity of GDP by 30% and reduce country emissions by 2030 by 15-25%. According to experts in order tosolve these problems, Kazakhstan’s enterprises need to develop comprehensive corporate strategies for transition to low-carbon development, providing for systemic measures to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions and waste using digitalization methods.

The workshop was opened by the Director of SREC “Green Academy”, Doctor of Economics, Professor Bakhyt Yessekina and Deputy Chairman of the Board of JSC “Astana Innovations” Mr. Meiram Dusyukov.

The trainers were Mr. Georgy Safonov, Director of the Center for Environmental Economics and Nature Management of Higher School of Economics, Mr. Alexei Shadrin, Executive Director of the Russian Carbon Foundation, Mr. Maxim Avdeev, Founder and CEO of Blocker and Fintech Accelerator Inspi Russia, CBDO Life.SREDA VC (Russian Federation).

The participants of the of the workshop were heads and specialists of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management of Mayor of Astana city and its subordinate enterprises, Astana Innovations, Samruk-Energo, NK “KazMunaiGas”, National Academy of Mining Sciences of RK, “Kazakhstan Communal Systems” LLP, etc. They noted the possibility of using the blockchain platform for monitoring energy consumption and controlling emissions in various sectors of the economy.



On February 15, 2018 was held the Workshop of the theme „Methodology and mechanisms for transition of Astana city to low-carbon development”, organized by Akimat of Astana city jointly with Scientific Research and Education Center „Green Academy” by support ofrepresentations of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Asian Development Bank in Kazakhstan.

The purpose of this Workshop is to highlight the development of the Low-Carbon Development Strategy of Astana city (LCDSA) and discuss the implementation mechanisms under the Paris Climate Agreement.

The moderator of the event was the Director of SREC „Green Academy”, Member of the „green economy” Council under the President of the RK, Dr. Bakhyt Yessekina.

The workshop was opened by Deputy Akim of Astana city Mr. Kosman Aytmuhametov. In particular, he noted that climate change creates a great threat to normal life of the city.In this regard, akimat of the city decided to develop strategic measures to reduce greenhouse gas and waste emissions, improve energy efficiency and ensure environmental education of the population for the long term. Working groups have been created under the akimat, each of which has its own line of work, including the development of a strategy for transition of Astana city to low-carbon development. At present, the working groups have started to work.

The welcoming speech was also made by Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Environmental Regulation and Control of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr. Zulfukhar Zholdasov, representative of Asian Development Bank Mrs. Na Von Kim, member of Presidium of the Association of Ecological Organizations of Kazakhstan Ms. Saltanat Rakhimbekova.The speakers noted the importance of developing a low-carbon strategy for the city within the framework of the transition of the Republic of Kazakhstan to low-carbon development, financial and expert assistance from international organizations, and broad participation of civil society in decisions and projects.

Participants of the workshop — members of the working group of the Akimat of Astana city on working out a low-carbon development strategy, representatives of central and local government bodies, international organizations, business, non-governmental organizations, scientists and experts, introduced the current trends and approaches on transition to low-carbon development. According to experts, the main tasks in fighting with climate change are adaptation of new tools for assessing the city’s carbon potential and developing practical measures to mitigate climate risks.

Presentations on planning and investment financing, methodology of low-carbon strategy and emission control directions on the blockchain platform, economic instruments for the development of a low-carbon strategy, indicators of the Agreement of Mayors of the EU cities were made by: Mr. Frederiс Asseline, Specialist of Department on Sustainable Development and Climate, ADB, Dr. Georgy Safonov, Director of the Center of Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation, Mr. Thomas Helm, Head of Representative Office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Kazakhstan, Mr. Pavel Victor, Director of JSC „OCTANTSp.zo.o” (Poland).

Based on the results of the workshop, were given recommendations to the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Management of the Akimat of Astana city on creation with the support of ADB of an expert group of international and national experts to develop a methodology for the Low-Carbon Development Strategy of Astana city, to organize, together with the city Maslikhat of Astana city to hold public hearings on the discussion of the draft of the Astana Integrated Plan for 2018-2021, including the issues on development of Low-Carbon Development Strategy of Astana city.


On January 12, 2018 a round table on the theme “Perspectives and mechanisms for transition of Astana city to low-carbon development” was held in the conference hall of the Akimat of Astana city. The round table was organized by the Akimat of Astana city and Scientific Research and Educational Center “Green Academy” with the support of the International Financial Center “Astana” and company “Kaukointernational Central Asia” (Finland).

The event was held with the aim of discussing the effective international experience of city decarbonization and developing recommendations on the development of a strategy for the transition of Astana city to low-carbon development.

At the opening of the event Akim of Astana city Mr. Asset Issekeshev noted that within the framework of the Message “New opportunities for development in the conditions of the fourth industrial revolution” President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev asked the akimats to take effective measures to manage natural resources and increase the requirements for energy efficiency and energy saving of enterprises, as well as the environmental friendliness and efficiency of the energy producers.

During the speech also was noted that climatic influences are becoming a factor that negatively affects not only the health of the population but also poses a threat to the normal life of the whole megalopolis. In this regard, the akimat of the city announces 2018, the year of the 20th anniversary of the capital, as the Year of ecology and energy efficiency. In the current year it is planned to develop strategic measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and waste in the long term.

The Vice Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr. Gani Sadibekov in his turn added that the Ministry of Energy plans to begin work on the preparation of the technical task for the Strategy on low-carbon development of the Republic of Kazakhstan until 2030. Funding for this project was approved by the Assembly of the Partnership for market readiness (PMR) of the World Bank.

One of the partners in organizing the round table was the Finnish company “Kaukointernational Central Asia”. In this regard, Ambassador of Finland Mr. Mikko Kivikoski told about the country’s progress in the field of “green” economy and low-carbon development and expressed readiness to develop cooperation with Kazakhstan in the implementation of projects and technology transfer.

With presentations and recommendations on the transition of Astana city to low-carbon development, sustainable urban development issues within the SDG, Finland’s experience in cleaning greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants, innovative decarbonization of cities, Germany’s experience in improving energy efficiency in industry and transport, creatin the “Smart City” and decarbonization by recycling waste into energy using the example of Vienna, using of smart technologies to improve the energy efficiency of buildings were presented by: Director of the Representative Office of the Asian Development Bank in Kazakhstan Mr. Giovanni Capannelli, Austrian Ambassador to Kazakhstan Mr. Gerhard Sailler, Director of the SREC “Green Academy”, Member of the Council on “green economy” under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Doctor of Economics, Professor Bakhyt Yessekina, Chief Executive Director of “Kaukointernational Central Asia” Ltd. (Finland) Vladimir Olechshenko, General Director of “Delta Engineering” LLP, representative of the Finnish company PolarSol Mr. Yerlan Kuanyshev, Managing Director of ECP Group Oy (Finland) Mr. Tapani Stipa, Director of the Representative Office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Kazakhstan, Mr. Thomas Helm, IFCA Managing Director Mr. Aydar Kazybayev, Director of Development Department, Director for Research and Development Department of “Termotechnika” (Russian Federation) Mr. Valentin Kim.

The moderators of the round table were the Director of SREC “Green Academy”, member of the Council on “green economy” under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Doctor of Economics, Professor Bakhyt Yessekina and Head of the Department of natural resources and regulation of nature management of the Akimat of Astana city Mr. Musa Tanabayev.

The discussion was attended by deputies of the city maslikhat, representatives of state bodies, international organizations and NGOs, scientists and experts.

On the results of the roundtable there were given the recommendations on creation of a Working Group from the number of international and national experts to develop the Strategy for transition of Astana city to low-carbon development.

During the event there was signed the trilateral Memorandum of cooperation between the Akimat of Astana city, SREC “Green Academy” and the company “Kaukointernational Central Asia” (Finland) on capacity development in the field of “green” economy and low-carbon development, development and implementation of programs and projects in the field of environmental protection and ecological safety of Astana city.


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On November 24, 2017, the Scientific and Educational Center “Green Academy” by support of the Representative Office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Kazakhstanand ERG areholding the Expert Seminar on the theme “Green Bridge Partnership Program Action Plan on transition to low-carbon development.”

The iam of the Seminar is discussion of the Green Bridge Partnership Program (GBPP) and development of recommendations for its implementation in the framework of the Paris Climate Agreement.

The GBPP was approved by the governments more than 120 states of Europe, Asia and the Pacific at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2012 and the first time from the Asian region entered to the UN Declaration. In subsequent years, the GBPP was supported at the sub-regional conferences of ESCAP, UNECE, EurAsEC, and other high-level forums and conferences. However, as noted at the opening of the seminar by Moderator, the Member of the Green Council under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Dr. Bakhyt Yessekina the practical implementation of the GBPP in term of Paris Agreement requires an expert support from international and national organizations including academia, business and NGOs.

At the opening speachesthe role of GBPP on the global and national level was underlined by Head of the European Union Delegation in the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr. Traian Laurentiu Hristea (video-message) and Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the Forestry and Wildlife of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Kazakhstan Mr. Kairat Ustemirov.

Participants of the Seminar received a first-hand information from WWF Director of the Program on Climate and Energy (Russia), Dr. Aleksey Kokorin on the outcome of the 23rd UNFCCC Conference (COP-23) just finished in Bonn (Germany). The questions of the effective international experience in energy efficiency increasing and formation of environmental policy as important directions" realization of “Green Bridge” have been devoted to the presentation of the Head of the Representative Office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Kazakhstan Mr. Thomas Helm and the Senior Expert of Austria Environment Agency by Ms. Johanna Vogel.

Special attention of participants was focused on the discussion of the financial instruments of the implementation of the GBPP in the context of the goals of sustainable development. This direction was devoted to the speech of the Director of the Permanent Mission of Asian Development Bank in Kazakhstan, Mr. Giovanni Capannelli.

The topic of the second part of the seminar was devoted to the discussion of the issues of transition to low-carbon development at the national level. Presentations on this issue were made by the Director of the Centre for Environment of the High Economics School, Ph.D. Georgy Safonov, Head of the Department of Climate Change of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan Gulmira Galiyeva, Chief of Party of the USAID Project " Power the Future " Armen Arzumanyan.

During the extensive discussion in which representatives of the Senate of Parliament of RK, Administration of the President of RK, state agencies, the international organizations, Embassies of Austria, Germany, Romania, Switzerland, Akimat of Astana, business of structures, NGOs recommendations were made to the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on further actions within the framework of the implementation of the GBPP and the Paris Climate Agreement.



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September 21, 2017 in Astana hosted the National Workshop of concerned parties “Implementation of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)” within the framework of the indicator 6.5.1 of the Sustainable Development Goals- 2030 (SDG-2030). The event was organized by the Scientific and Educational Center “Green Academy” in cooperation with the Center for Water and Environment of the United Nations Environment Program (DHI Centre on Water and Environment) and the Global Water Partnership (GWP).

As you know, in September 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the Agenda for Sustainable Development until 2030, which includes 17 goals aimed at eliminating poverty, preserving the planet’s resources and ensuring well-being for all. In this regard, the Global Water Partnership has developed the Program of Action for 2016-2019 to support countries in achieving water-related goals of sustainable development, in particular, goal 6.5 for the implementation by 2030 of integrated water resources management at all levels, including through a transboundary cooperation.

To determine the level of implementation of integrated water resources management at national levels, the GWP experts developed a Questionnaire. IWRM issues in Kazakhstan were discussed at a seminar with the participation of CWR representatives of Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Education, UNDP, business associations, national experts, NGOs. During the discussion, a review of the status of water resources management, regulatory framework, financing, implementation of projects in this field was presented. The following persons participated in the discussion: Head of the Department for Regulation of Water Resources Use and Protection, CWR MA RK G.S. Imasheva, Director of the Kazakh Branch of SIC ICWC, Chairman of the Water Partnership of Kazakhstan N.K. Kipshakbaev, President of the “Association of the Water Economy of Kazakhstan” N.B. Atshabarov, head of the department of strategic innovation development of the RSE “Kazvodkhoz” T.S. Kenenbaev, Deputy General Director of JSC “NPO ‘Eurasian Water Center’ L.V. Shabanova, expert of the Public Fund ‘Water Initiatives’ M.B. Arystanov, the head of the RSI ” Esil basin inspection on regulation of use and protection of water resources CWR MA RK" M.T. Ayashev, chief economist-analyst of the Association “Kazakhstan Su Arnasy” M.S. Sarsembekova and others. The expert of the Global Water Partnership B.K. Yesekin and the UNDP project manager “Kazakhstan’s support for the transition to the green economy model” G.T. Isayeva.

Based on the results of the joint discussion at the official and expert levels, an assessment was made of the state of the policy, legislation, funding, and identified further steps for the introduction of IWRM at the national level.

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On September 4-5 of this year, the final event of the International Specialized Exhibition EXPO-2017 / Future Energy Forum "CREATING THE FUTURE" was held in Astana, at which the MANIFEST EXPO-2017 project was adopted.


Within the framework of the forum, the Scientific and Educational Center "Green Academy" jointly with the Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan and JSC "Samruk-Energo" held a session on "Institutional and economic mechanisms for transition to low-carbon development". The conference was moderated by Member of the Council on the transition to a green economy under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Director of the SEC "Green Academy", Doctor of Economic Sciences, Bakhyt Yessekina and Adviser to the Chairman of the Board of JSC "Samruk-Energo", Maxat Touzelbaev.


At the opening of the session, welcoming remarks were made by: Deputy Chairman of the Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan Erkin Sadykov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to the Republic of Kazakhstan Francis Etienne, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Kazakhstan Rolf Mafael, Adviser to the Chairman of the Board of JSC "Samruk-Energo", General Director of LLP "Samruk-Green Energy", Doctor of Economics Zhomart Mominbaev.


The session discussed political-economic and institutional measures to promote "green" energy and the transition to low-carbon development at the national and global levels, in particular, the prospects for the development of “green” energy and decarbonization in the UAE (pro-rector of the Institute MAZDAR (OAU) Behzhat al-Yusuf) and Germany (Director of the Representative Office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Kazakhstan Thomas Helm), priorities and instruments of the low-carbon development strategy in the Russian Federation (Director of the Climate and Energy Program WWF (Russia) Alexey Kokorin), projects of deep decarbonization in developed countries (expert on decarbonization projects IDDR (France) Henry Vaisman) and countries of Central Asia (director of the Center for Environmental Economics and Nature Management of the Higher School of Economics (RF) Georgy Safonov), CTCN opportunities for the transfer of "green" technologies (Head of the Subregional Office of UNEP Nataliya Alekseeva), initiatives and achievements on clean coal technologies in the European Union (Chairman of the Scientific Committee of Fuel Cells and Co-Enrichment of Hydrogen EU (Romania) Eden Mamut).


The discussion was attended by representatives of government agencies, the directorate of the administrative buildings of the Administration of the President and Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs "Atameken", JSC "Karachaganak Petroleum", BI-group, scientists, experts, NGOs from the participating countries EXPO-2017.


Within the framework of the event, on September 5, in partnership with LLC «Termotechnika» (Russia), a training was successfully conducted under the supervision of the Director for Research and Development of Valentin Kim on the topic "Smart technologies for improving the energy efficiency of buildings" for the staff of the RSE "Directorate of Administrative Buildings of the Administration of the President and Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan" Office of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan", representatives of business companies.


The participants of the training got acquainted with new Russian and European developments and achievements in the field of energy saving and promotion of "green"; engineering technologies, as well as the creation of infrastructure eco-projects.


Following the session, recommendations were adopted for inclusion in the final document - MANIFEST EXPO -2017.

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